This blog was created by Arjendu K. Pattanayak, (me) shortly after I tenured as Associate Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. I used to be an avid journaler when I was younger, and that has translated into some professional journaling at the early stage of my career. It helps me to think about things by writing it out for an audience (which keeps me honest). I contributed somewhat sporadically when I was Associate Dean of the College at Carleton (Melissa was doing most of the writing then).
Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Carleton College was initially a guest poster here, but then became a full-blown co-author, and finally the primary author! Now Melissa is not only Associate Professor, she’s also my Chair.