Sorry for the lack of posting lately. Between job applications, the holidays, and conference travel I've been pretty busy, and not as productive research-wise.
I'm currently at the AAS meeting in Austin. It's been a lot of fun. I've especially enjoyed some of the career development talks they've had here. There was a great discussion about alternative paths for astronomers / physicists -- things like journalism, science policy, education, outreach, and science communication. I had some productive/helpful conversations with people who work at primarily teaching organizations, as well as people who are do science outreach.
I attended a wonderful talk by Jean-luc Doumont on effective scientific communication. He apparently is speaking at Berkeley in April. I will encourage all my friends to go to this.
I'm currently on a "talking tour." Basically visiting a bunch of universities talking about my research and trying to convince them to hire me. It's actually a lot of fun (much more fun than I thought it would be).
Here is my AAS poster on my recent research on Luminosity Dependent Quasar Clustering (click here for larger image):