Revisiting my alma mater
Today I took a trip with an old friend back to my alma mater, Texas A&M University. I hadn’t been back there since probably 1994 or so.
Welcome to Aggieland.
And here’s a little video of some of the stuff we saw. The first part is of the “O and M” building, or the “Oceanographic and Meteorological” building, which is a 10 story building with a Doppler radar on top of it. Most interesting though, are the narrow channels which run up the side of the building, and which produce a most interesting acoustic effect, which I discovered on my own in 1986-88 or so — though I think it is widely known. There was a sign in the alcove or channel that said “Clue #3”, which was interesting, but I’m betting it had something to do with the weird sound you can get while standing in there. The 2nd part of the video is of a new (new to me anyway) building, a physics and astronomy building which contains a Focault pendulum, and a floor which is tiled by Penrose tiles. So, pretty neat building.