Linkedy Links IX

On the purity of science careers; the waste of civilization and other assorted snippets… and a happy Feast of St Nikolaus

Go Krampus!


  1. #1 Bee
    December 6, 2012

    “the optimal staffing ratio is approximately three tenure track faculty members for every one full time administrator”

    This can’t possibly be right. Administration scales non-linearly because administrators inevitably start administrating their own administration.

  2. #2 Ethan
    December 6, 2012

    When I click on the quantum gravity link, I get a “page not found”, which seems about right.

  3. #3 Steinn Sigurðsson
    December 6, 2012

    @Bee – I think the optimum keeps you in the linear response regime, once you hit non-linearity due to positive feedback you go non-optimal, depending of course on your utility function… sign may vary.

    @Ethan – fixed – link to press release, paper comes out next week.

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