In the past, scholars could gather in coffee houses and talk about the latest scientific or mathematical discoveries. The goal of Scientific Clearing House is to provide a venue for such discourse.
Carson Chow is a senior investigator in the Laboratory of Biological Modeling, NIDDK, NIH. He was formerly on the faculty of the mathematics department at the University of Pittsburgh, where he remains an adjunct professor. The opinions expressed in this blog are his alone and do not represent the views of the National Institutes of Health nor any US governmental body.