One Meeleeon Visitors

By Mark Trodden | August 22, 2006 5:51 am

(Picture me dressed as Dr. Evil, with my pinky in the corner of my mouth.) I’ve been watching our visitor meter over the last week or so, waiting to post and thank our readers when Cosmic Variance‘s one millionth visitor (to the main page only) arrived.

However, since slashdot linked to Sean’s excellent post about the discovery of dark matter our traffic jumped by a factor of 7-10 over the last day, and some time during the night we just blew straight through the millionth visitor mark and right out the other side by quite a long way.

So my plans for a big fanfare, alarms, flashing lights, a banner and some lucky reader’s chance to grab a shopping cart and tear around the site picking up as many posts as possible in one minute will have to wait for the two million milestone.

Seriously though, to hit a million visitors in a little over our first year is wonderful. Thanks to all of you who drop by, whether it is to lurk or to leave thoughtful and interesting comments. Cheers!

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About Mark Trodden

Mark Trodden holds the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Endowed Chair in Physics and is co-director of the Center for Particle Cosmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a theoretical physicist working on particle physics and gravity— in particular on the roles they play in the evolution and structure of the universe. When asked for a short phrase to describe his research area, he says he is a particle cosmologist.


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