The world we live in – #GR21

This is the second in a series of posts timed to coincide with the GR21 meeting. Keep an eye on CQG+ this week, for more posts on gravitational waves, the CQG Highlights and more.

Adam Day and the NYT building

Adam Day admiring the view from the top of the Rockefeller Center in NYC

I once had the experience of trying to find journal articles in an old bricks and mortar library. I spent a whole afternoon scouring a few thousand journal copies (and never did find what I was looking for). Information was scarce in those days and there were few ways to get it.

Watching scholarly communication develop since then has been interesting. In many ways, it’s now much easier to find papers – especially when you know exactly what you want to read. However, readers increasingly now find Continue reading

CQG’s guide to Twitter at conferences – #GR21

Adam Day

Adam Day, Executive Editor of Classical and Quantum Gravity in New York City for #GR21

The first time I heard of Twitter, I thought “why would anyone use this?” It seemed to have such limited utility – another passing internet fad that we would all grow tired of soon. Out of curiosity, I joined Twitter back in 2009 and it was clear at that point that gravitational physicists shared my first impressions. There were very few CQG authors signed up to the service and fewer who were visibly using it.

Over time, however, that picture changed and my mind with it. There is now Continue reading