Monday, April 30, 2007

work work work

So now I'm working on co-op, and as a large part of what I do is wait for long simulation runs to finish, I might as well start my blog back up...

I'm working for the Upenn vet school as part of the MIDAS project, which basically is to model the spread of disease. The Upenn vet school is the only group modeling the spread of animal diseases, and that's the group I'm with. So I spend my days running (and mostly debugging) simulations of right now mostly avian influenza.

So what is a physicist (well physics student to be completely accurate) doing working for an epidemiology lab? Well... if there is one fact in the sciences, it is that physicists are the best with computers, and this is a job that is 90% programming.

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