The user base of Physics Stack Exchange is rather diverse in terms of cultural background, career progress, field of expertise, and personality. While the discussion in hbar is lively, it is mostly focused on physics, with some side conversations on a variety of topics from cooking to favorite software bugs. However, it could be interesting to set aside dedicated time in which to learn more about each other as individuals. This could be of interest to most users due to normal human curiosity, and especially useful for students who would benefit by exposure to those whose hindsight can help avoid common pitfalls in physics and in life.

These kind of sessions, called "ask me anything" or "AMA" have a solid history in other online communities, particularly on reddit.





If you'd like to be a guest speaker, or moderate an AMA session, please ping @DanielSank or @vzn in the hbar. If you'd like to improve our community ad art, please just submit an edit.


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    $\begingroup$ Nice presentation of the data at the first sight; kudos @Daniel for the contribution. $\endgroup$
    – user36790
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 18:55
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    $\begingroup$ msg to all: venue is the H Bar chat room, one of the busier/ more active on SE, plz feel free to drop by any time, propose questions/ guests, chat about physics or other stuff; so far the invited guest speakers have come from the pool of "regular chat users" and may be available to chat at other times. SE chat is full featured & theres also a complete searchable transcript by words & users, starring system for notable chat lines, inline images, mathjax, etc $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 15:15


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