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  1. Kudos to you Dorien for linking the interview to other topics in the course — the invention of writing and the impact of the Internet on attention spans. It was interesting to hear Dr. Moore’s views about the impact of digital computing on his field (and on society more broadly.) Remember this when we get to the fourth theme in the course: how big is this change? There are a couple of things he mentioned that might be really interesting topics for your research paper. Molecular and quantum computing. He sees these developing over the long term. It would be interesting to explore what people are saying about their potential impact — not just in physics. He also spoke about the National Science Foundation and their research agenda. How the funders impact what gets researched is a very interesting question, again, not just in physics. He also mentioned, “computational methods.” Again, much more to be explored there. You flubbed the question about where to learn about current changes in scholarly communication in physics, and instead just asked him about where to learn about physics. Interesting, but it doesn’t take you closer to future changes. It was interesting the Dr. Murdaugh mentioned https://arxiv.org/ (although I think she mispronounced it. It is pronounced “Archive.org”) but that Dr. Moore did not. I encourage both you and Camille to learn a bit more about that service and Open Access in Physics. By the way, since neither of you spoke to a particle physicist, no one mentioned https://scoap3.org/ either.
    Finally, I totally agree with Dr. More about Rovelli’s book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. It is excellent. (http://primo.rollins.edu/01RC:default_scope:01RC_ALMA2149595330002446. )

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