Job Opening

If anyone is interested Cambridge University has an opening for the Lucasian Chair of mathematics. Previous holders include  Issac Newton,  George Stokes,  Charles Babbage,  Paul Dirac and   Stephen Hawking. I am actually surprised by the advertisement since I thought they generally had someone earmarked for the job when the tenure of the incumbent ended.

Training To Live With Pain: What We Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

“Pain is more than one thing,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, the head of the Pain Genetics Lab at McGill University. It’s a sensation, like vision or touch; it’s an emotion, like anger or sadness; and it’s also a “drive state” that compels action, like hunger. This is a neat little piece on what separates the…