About

This blog grew out of a tumblr blog I got a few years ago to ramble about intuition and informal reasoning in mathematics. Eventually I got sick of tumblr’s endlessly refreshing wall of distractions, so I moved over here to do it instead.

I started writing under the name ‘drossbucket’, which seemed like a good handle for the kind of low-effort experimental bullshit I was writing at the time. But after a while my quality standards got higher and I also stopped caring so much about looking weird, so I started merging this back into my real-life identity.

So… my name’s Lucy Keer, I did my PhD on gravitational waves from neutron stars in Southampton in the UK, and now I live in Bristol and work as a programmer. I’m still thinking about physics a lot (mostly quantum foundations), but in a more free-ranging semi-crackpot bricoleur style.

I’m on Twitter as @drossbucket, and have a (scrappy and rarely updated) website for physics notes. I had a monthly newsletter experiment for a couple of years, and will probably start another one soonish.