Wednesday, April 16, 2008

2nd Blogiversary

Today is apparently this blog's 2nd birthday. I'm too out of it right now to do anything special, mostly because I finally submitted the paper I've been working on for the last few months to ApJ (i.e., a journal) and the arXiv (it'll be up Thursday night and I'll probably write something real about it this weekend), and I've still go this "thesis proposal" thing to prepare for Friday. So, in the meantime, here is a word count breakdown of the paper. Your job is to guess the subject matter.

WordCount
the417
galaxy, galaxies164
mass, masses, massive 105
metal, metallicity, metallicities98
sample78
we 76
star, star-forming, stellar75
low59
gas41
correlation, relation39
abundance, abundances37
dwarf30
relative, relatively27
outlier26
oxygen22
less, more22
e.g., i.e., vs.20
seventeen, 1718
therefore, thus, hence17
effective, effectively10
spurious, spuriously6
pathological
2

9 comments:

bj said...

Is it about Active Galaxies ejecting Quasars that later evolve into Galaxies in their own right?

mollishka said...

No. Just, no.

Marc said...

That's easy. Look at it bottom up. "17", "We", "Metal", "Massive". Molly has written a paper on Random Hall's secret project to build a giant metal spaceship to carry the entire dorm into outer space. Where are they going? Another "Galaxy", someplace habitable with "Oxygen". This rock has clearly gotten boring.

Nice to see some nice practical cosmology research. Can I visit your new digs?

mollishka said...

If it's secret, why would I write a paper on it? And everyone knows the shafts house ICBMs, not a silly spaceship!

But, sure, if you can build your own (secret) spaceship, come visit me! Or, you know, just hop on Jet Blue over to Columbus ...

Anonymous said...

This obviously has something to do with your living in Random for 4 years. But will this get you a PhD?

Anonymous said...

This obviously is related to your living in Random for 4 years. BUT, will that get you a PhD?

mollishka said...

This paper by itself will not get me a PhD, but it'll help.

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earthandbeyond said...

Your paper is obviously about the word "the." Everyone should notice that!