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Subversive? Physics?

My Philosophy!

Scripts Beget Scripts


Theoretical Physics. A Hobby.

Self-Referential Poetry

Silent Online Writing

'Are You Still Doing PKI?'

My Philosophy (?)

Impact of physics on my life

Not much happened in 2015




Farewell Posting ...

Hacking away...

Web Project - Status

We Interrupt ...

Poetry from Poetry


Life and Work

Definition: 'Subversive'

2014 in Books

Physics Postings

Engineering Postings

True Expert


2014 - a Good Year

Physics or Engineering?

Engineering Links

What Is Art?



Google's Poetic Talents

Certificates and Heat Pumps

Nr. 5: A Mind-Altering Experience

Technet postings


Pink Spaceship

radices = Roots!

IT Postings

Web Projects

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Uh-oh, No Posting in March

PKI Resources

PKI Issues

Subversive Work

Spam Poetry

A Career 'in Science'


On the Shoulders of Subversive Giants

Search Term Poetry

Facebook Art

2013 in Books


Explain, Evaluate, Utilize


About Life-Form Elke Stangl

elkement and This Site

No. 3: Internet Apocalypso


Newsletter Resurrection


For Free

Subversive Yearly Report

Is My Life a Cliché?

Indulging in Cliché

Torture Turning Trivia

Intermittent Netizen

Knowledge Worker...


Physics on the Fringe

Graduation Speech

The Element is Back!


Physics Links


Not Funny

Calendar and Magic


In Need of a Deflector

About to Change

A Nerd's Awakening

For the Sake of Knowledge


Profession Or True Calling?

No. 2: On Self-Reference

I Have No Clue About Art



The End

No. 1: On Subversion at Large


Emergency Exit

Modern Networker


The Scary Part

Exploring the Work Space


Instead of a CV

Favorite Books


Elke was here

Physics and Science

(elkement. Last changed: 2016-12-07. Created: 2015-08-17. Tags: Physics, Science. German Version.)

I am an experimental physicist by training (Sold-state physics, lasers, superconductors). Having worked in IT security for a long time I reconnected with my roots: In our engineering consultancy am working mainly on simulations and data analysis related to our 'ice store' heat pump system.

Most article related to hands-on physics and 'what I actually do' appear on my blog. Here, on my more introspective website, I am rather pondering on 'the role of physics in my life' and other meta topics. For example, I am most fascinated by the positive impact my weird hobby - learning theoretical physics - has on no-nonsense engineering and IT work. I am interested in fields I had not specialized in back then, like Quantum Field Theory or General Relativity.

Former mill on the island of La Palma.

Why and How One Should / Could Learn General Relativity

Why and How One Should / Could Learn General Relativity (2016-12-07)
'Hands-on example: Learning theoretical physics as a hobby. Describing once more, perhaps in an even more obscure way, what a 'personal' impact theoretical physics might have.

On the impact of physics on my life

On the impact of physics on my life (2016-03-12)
Some changes and random musings: On my Research Notes (formerly known as blog about anything). In praise of physics: How theoretical physics made me better tech troubleshooter.

Blog Postings on Physics

Blog Postings on Physics (2015-02-04)
Links to postings on my blog

Physics, Science, Engineering, and a Lot of Fun

Physics, Science, Engineering, and a Lot of Fun (2014-12-17)
In overly correct legalese, my job titles according to our business licences are 1) Consulting Engineer in Applied Physics and 2) IT Consultant.

Science: Explain, Evaluate, Utilize

Science: Explain, Evaluate, Utilize (2013-09-16)
Explaining science and technology is my passion and my mission - as a physicist, engineer and IT expert.

Science and Me. Torture Turning Trivia.

Science and Me. Torture Turning Trivia. (2012-11-02)
I am flooding the whole world wide web with my musings on science - but it seems a point of equilibrium has been reached.

Physics Links

Physics Links (2012-03-10)
List of resources started in 2012 and updated frequently.

Knowledge for the Sake of Knowledge

Knowledge for the Sake of Knowledge (2011-01-02)
I have always wondered why my English articles about science, career (and the universe and everything) have different tone than my German ones.

Profession Or True Calling? Reasonable Questions or Musings Just Uncalled-For?

Profession Or True Calling? Reasonable Questions or Musings Just Uncalled-For? (2008-03-17)
Trying to refute the ancient, nostalgic German articles on science and me, by playing the cool and sober professional.

Personal website of Elke Stangl, Zagersdorf, Austria, c/o punktwissen.
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