Professor Burke is taking on summer
interns for reasons unclear. In principle, they'll get some work
experience. In practice, they might try to take my job. I've decided
that everyday I will come in early and leave later than everyone to make
sure that no one takes my desk or my wall calendar.
This will also allow me time to work on some things on my project.
was really nice in explaining some things from his notes today. I
learned what a Wigner crystal is! It's a solid where background
positive charges localize electrons. Lucas used it to derive a low
density limit expression for what everything should look like. I can't
wait to tell the boys back in the astronomy office that I got to work
with a theoretical Wigner crystal.