Physics Spam November 7, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
I’m used to a lot of spam arriving in my Inbox. But I’ve seen a new one this week. In the last three days I’ve gotten about 7 copies of this:
Dear Gordon Watts,
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is inviting applications for Visiting Professors in theoretical physics who are wishing to spend time at Perimeter Institute while on sabbatical leave from their faculty positions at home institutes.
The positions begin in the Fall of 2007 (full details below) and we hope you will share the news by:
The Perimeter Institute is a large theoretical physics institute in Canada. Its funding was started by the guy that founded RIM (and the blackberry). It does great work, and is definitely reputable. One of these emails would have made sense as an aggressive outreach program. But 7 over the course of 3 or 4 days? Spam!