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Some news after being two months away


3 months ago3 min read

My activities on Steem really decreased during the last two months, reaching almost zero (although not exactly zero). I apology for this, but being a researcher and the related daily life are something very demanding and intense.

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During the last 3 months, my work took over most of my energy. I was spending almost 90 hours per week on research, the rest of the time being mostly given to family (and sleep).

The price to pay for this crazy schedule included in particular the hibernation of my personal blog on Steem, and a drastic reduction of most of my work for SteemSTEM.

Skipping any detail, I am currently finalizing a huge research work (about simulations at colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN) that was initiated in 2013 and I am working on 7-8 quickly moving projects (on dark matter, new phenomena in particle physics at the LHC and future colliders, and high-energy physics tools). They all require a lot of attention.

In addition, it is also the end of the academic year, which requires a lot of efforts from me. This happens when one stands on the dark side of the desk.

Things are however getting calmer and calmer, so that I can (slowly) consider going back to SteemSTEM and resurrect my blog.

What to expect from me in the following weeks?

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First of all, I will communicate again about actual research in particle and astroparticle physics. I will try to post one article on Steem per week in English, as well as one in French.

Secondly, I will interact with other SteemSTEM users as was the case before. For the days of good mood, I may also even restart reading in French again.

And the last but not least, I will inject again some momentum in the development of the SteemSTEM community. For now, my priorities are the following:

  • Restart the development of the app, possibly this time with some help;
  • Continue the development of useful bots and scripts for anything that could happen behind the scene;
  • Take care of the weekly distilled series highlighting a few of the best selected posts of the week;
  • Help in increasing the SteemSTEM visibility outside Steem (as it was before);
  • Reimbursing the SteemSTEM debt (of about 1500 USD).

That’s all for now. For more information or questions, do not hesitate to leave me a comment (or contact me anywhere I could be reached ;) ).


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