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James Reid

About this website

This website is built in wordpress using the sparkling theme and a whole bunch of plugins.

Hosting is generously provided by Dave Ramsay.

A lot of the design of this site is cribbed shamelessly from Phil Cook’s beer diary.

The icon:

is a picture from my complex systems days.  Basically each line and ring represents the centre of a tornado in the space (called a phase singularity)  This sort of model is useful for understanding pattern formation in reaction diffusion systems, of which the sexy example is electrical activity in the heart.