David Kipping (@david_kipping )

David Kipping

Bio Exoplanets & Exomoons, Columbia University, Cool Worlds Lab. RTs ≠ endorsements
Location Manhattan, NY
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Account created 08-03-2009 12:59:21
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iPhone : Graduate applications are still coming in, but I wanted to share that since making the PGRE optional, the OSU astronomy applicant pool has increased overall by 22%, # of women applicants increased by 54%, and # of URM applicants increased by 300%!! And apps are still coming in!

iPhone : When I became an assistant professor, one of mentors joked to me “whatever you do, don’t name your lab/group after yourself”. But it is obviously very common. So how does academic twitter feel about this?

Twitter Web Client : I ran a fit of the WASP-18b transit data from TESS at MIT. One thing people have been looking for is a decaying period due to tides. Comparing TESS to Hellier+ 2009, I measure a period *increase* of (6.8±3.8)μs [1.8σ] over 10 years. So I constrain that P decays by <1μs/decade [3σ]

iPhone : Nicolás Meza I think that your hypothesis is quite likely for a sizable fraction of these papers, but certainly does not represent the entirety nor even (I would guess) the majority of such works.

iPhone : Natalie Batalha I can understand it if you have no other way of boiling water. But, we have a beautiful big electric kettle on our counter and our American guests just straight up ignore it and boil water in our microwave, which feels wrong...!

iPhone : Some interesting observations about short research articles. Within astronomy, Stanek (2008) showed that 4 page articles are more impactful than their 5-10 page counterparts (arxiv.org/abs/0809.0692). 3-4 page articles have a citation/page length ratio 2.5x higher than the mean.