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I'm just wondering. Are there any earth/atmospheric scientists here? What about astrophysicists?

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  • $\begingroup$ We should have a poll or something. Is there any option to do this within meta.* or do we need to use an external site? $\endgroup$ – Dr_bitz Nov 30 '11 at 8:28
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    $\begingroup$ Following the example on meta.tex.stackexchange each answer could be a field and the votes serve as the poll. The question is, how fine grain do we want to do it? $\endgroup$ – qubyte Nov 30 '11 at 8:40
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    $\begingroup$ @MarkS.Everitt is right. $\endgroup$ – Dr_bitz Nov 30 '11 at 9:06
  • $\begingroup$ Note, @Dr_bitz suggested a poll first, which reminded me of the one on meta.tex. $\endgroup$ – qubyte Nov 30 '11 at 9:07
  • $\begingroup$ I'd like to suggest my field as Physics - Quantum Optics, along very rough boundaries in the research literature. $\endgroup$ – qubyte Nov 30 '11 at 9:16
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    $\begingroup$ Are you allowed to upvote multiple options? We're all interdisciplinary nowadays... $\endgroup$ – David Ketcheson Nov 30 '11 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ Sure, why not? 565 characters left. $\endgroup$ – Colin K Nov 30 '11 at 17:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Mark then upvote my physics answer and leave "Quantum Optics" as a comment (inlcude a wikipedia link if the character minimum is too low) $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kienzler Nov 30 '11 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ I think I may start a new community wiki question for this, in the interests of doing it right. Objections? $\endgroup$ – qubyte Nov 30 '11 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ I've worked on projects in computational statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and applied probability, with some overlap between these areas. Most of these have involved some computation. I don't see any of this represented, but on the other hand, I'm not sure to put as an answer. Statistics, perhaps? $\endgroup$ – Faheem Mitha Nov 30 '11 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ @MarkS.Everitt: you can just flag it for conversion to CW by the mods, but there's not much point. The justification for making poll questions CW is so that the posters of the popular answers don't accumulate rep for them, but there's no rep on meta anyway. Besides, the SE engine is not really for polls. Although I can see this question being of some use in early beta as we define the scope of the site, I don't think it's something that should stick around and become a continuous feature of the meta site. Once we go public, within a short time we'll have a pretty good idea of the distribution. $\endgroup$ – David Z Dec 2 '11 at 1:14
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidZaslavsky: Agreed. This turned into a bit of a mess! $\endgroup$ – qubyte Dec 2 '11 at 2:03
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    $\begingroup$ I propose we keep this only up until the end of the first week of public beta. $\endgroup$ – J. M. Dec 3 '11 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. I agree. I still encourage people to take a look at the poll on meta.tex that I referred to in the first comment. There was a bit more structure to that. $\endgroup$ – qubyte Dec 4 '11 at 15:55

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I'm a Physicist. Go ahead and upvote this answer if you are one, upvote/post an answer of your own field if not.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nanophotonics $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kienzler Nov 30 '11 at 17:25
  • $\begingroup$ Quantum Optics $\endgroup$ – qubyte Nov 30 '11 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ AMO Physics $\endgroup$ – Andrew Spott Nov 30 '11 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ Not as much now, but CFD; quantum turbulence, a bit meteo models. $\endgroup$ – mbq Dec 1 '11 at 0:25
  • $\begingroup$ I am also in AMO Physics. $\endgroup$ – Dan Dec 1 '11 at 0:30
  • $\begingroup$ My field is biophysics. $\endgroup$ – khinsen Dec 6 '11 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ Experimental particle physics---and I somehow ended up being a Monte Carlo guy. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Feb 8 '12 at 18:52
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I'm a computational scientist.

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I am an applied mathematician.

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    $\begingroup$ Specifically, I work in numerical analysis and hyperbolic PDEs $\endgroup$ – David Ketcheson Nov 30 '11 at 18:13
  • $\begingroup$ I work in numerical analysis including time-parallel algorithms. $\endgroup$ – Matthew Emmett Jan 19 '12 at 16:03
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I'm a computational chemist, studying ab initio electronic structure methods, Molecular Dynamics,... etc.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm a chemist, but I take up mathematics as a serious hobby. :) I deal with numerics and special functions, among other things. I write programs from time to time. $\endgroup$ – J. M. Nov 30 '11 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Cool... you might want to upvote the "question" if you consider yourself a computational chemist.. $\endgroup$ – Yann Nov 30 '11 at 17:46
  • $\begingroup$ I haven't actually dealt with things like DFT and HF methods in full, so I can't consider myself a proper computational chemist. $\endgroup$ – J. M. Nov 30 '11 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, I'm a physicist doing the same thing. $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Nov 30 '11 at 19:49
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    $\begingroup$ I do MD, but am by training a chemical engineer. Quantum mech and Stat mech happens to be two of those highly cross-disciplinary fields that requires the willingness to go bonkers playing with mathematics. $\endgroup$ – aeismail Jan 19 '12 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ @rcollyer: That's because ab inito QM is physics, but electronic structure of things more complicated than single atoms has traditionally been chemistry, no? $\endgroup$ – dmckee Feb 8 '12 at 18:49
  • $\begingroup$ @dmckee I think its a mixed bag with the number of condensed matter and materials physics groups in physics departments. $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Feb 8 '12 at 19:33
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I'm in Aerospace Engineering studying CFD with combustion. Crossroads of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics (I use real gas equation of states), chemistry, programming and of course computational science.

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I work on problems related to genetics and genomics.

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I study aeronomy and atmospheric sciences.

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In my department of my current employer, the majority of folks are mechanical and civil engineers (I'm an electrical engineer). There are a number of other departments that work on pure and applied sciences.

There are many other disciplines practised here.

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Depending on what hat I'm wearing and who you ask, I'm either a mathematical epidemiologist or biologist.

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I am a physical oceanographer and atmospheric scientist.

Have a B.Sc. in Meteorology, mostly computation and modeling oriented. Currently a third-year Ph.D. student in Physical Oceanography. Work focus is on how to conserve momentum and energy in a coupler atmosphere-wave-ocean modeling system.

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I am a computer scientist.

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I'm a Geophysicist.

Have done a little CFD, seismic data processing software, but currently work in computational chemistry. Also have a MsC in applied mathematics. Have changed subjects so much that I'm no longer sure of what I am, just that I do science! hahaha.

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I am a mechanical engineer doing applied math.

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I consider myself a computational scientist or applied mathematician, but all of my degrees are in chemical engineering. My PhD is on numerical methods for combustion simulations, which is a field dominated by mechanical engineers.

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I'm a computational science PhD student, MS. Applied Mathematics & currently conducting research in Mechanical Engineering (computational fluid dynamics).

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