By Sean Carroll | January 15, 2007 10:13 am

Never let it be said that you can’t teach an old blog new tricks. In the interests of broadening our fan appeal and staying au courant, Cosmic Variance is bringing in a new contributor. Julianne Dalcanton has been a longtime commenter, and is also an astrophysicist at the University of Washington. We’ve set up her own author page and everything. Everyone welcome Julianne! In the immortal words of Pink, we better get this party started.

  • Jackie M.

    Hi Julianne! Don’t break anything unless it needs breaking.

  • JJ

    Hi Julianne, Welcome !!! Aren´t you a bit afraid that by becoming an author here, somehow the universe will conspire to make you to move to California?

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/julianne Julianne

    Been there, done that. I’m thinking the effect might just be a drag to the west coast.

  • Belizean

    Welcome, Julianne! Hmm, another west coast blogger. Looks like CV might need to institute an affirmative action program for the rest of the country. At least you’re not based in California.

  • citrine

    Welcome Julianne!

    Saw your photo and thought of a caption:

    “My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets”

    I guess it’s a few months too late for it now that Pluto has been demoted.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/mark/ Mark

    I will hold the East coast at all costs.

  • Urbano

    I will hold the East coast at all costs.

    At all coAsts, you mean? (Awful, I know that…)

    And yes, welcome Julianne!

  • CaptainBooshi

    Awesome! This just means even more edifying posts to read while avoiding other things. Coincidentally, one of those things I’m avoiding is actually finishing up my grad school application to the University of Washington for astronomy! Maybe I ought to mention Cosmic Variance in my statement of purpose…

  • David Syphers

    UW representing!

  • http://scienceblogs.com/ethicsandscience/ Dr. Free-Ride

    Welcome! And there’s nothing wrong with California (well, except for the record low temps messing with the citrus crops, the state budget, the governor, the faultlines …)

  • Brad Holden

    JD has time for this? Kids, Treasury proposals, classes, grad students….

    I am not worthy.

  • glin

    Yay! One more source of Knowledge!
    Welcome Julianne!

  • Arun Thalapillil

    Welcome Julianne ! Will look forward to your posts.

  • Karen K.

    Welcome Julianne! It was great to see you at AAS! :)

  • Belizean

    I will hold the East coast at all costs.


  • John Phillips

    A bit late for the welcome but nevertheless a very welcome addition to one of my favourite blogs. Imagine if we’re still reading what will we be equivalent to this bog the next time your comet comes round, now how’s that for optimism :)


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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .


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