Oh hey there unintended two-week blog hiatus that I don’t have an excuse for… Oops.
So even though communicating about science is actually one of my favorite things, I have to admit I was a little sick of it after last month. Or at least ready to get back to doing actual research (which was refreshing because I haven’t felt that way in a while!). So after catching up on grading and other TA-related duties, today I’m reaching into the recesses of my brain and unearthing memories of the math modeling class I took last spring, to pick up where I left off on my final project, writing a code to model helium diffusion in apatite to better quantify what the apatite (U-Th)/He ages I have are actually telling us (kind of like this guy has already done but in a way that easily meshes with other codes people in my lab group have already written). MATLAB, after several glorious months of not having to do anything too significant with you, we meet again :)
Oh and a pretty awesome video about that math modeling class can be found here.