Overview of 2023

Over the last few years we have been keeping a steady pace of 33 posts a year. Though in 2023 we have managed to produce one more post containing an interactive app.

Number of posts written in English and still available on this site as of
the end of 2023Fig 1.The number of posts written in English and still available on this iteration of Physics of Risk (as of the end of 2023). The wide bars represent total number of posts for each year since 2010, while the narrower bars represent a number of posts containing an interactive app.

This year we have mostly focused on the various properties of Poisson processes and related topics (such as point processes and shot noise). Otherwise we have finished a series of posts from the 2022 on the statistical modeling of dating apps.

There were also some major changes "under the hood". First of all we have moved from local server, which was managed by ourselves, to GitHub Pages. When making transition we have noticed couple of issues. Most immediate issues are already resolved. For example, some of the links were broken, or not using common practices in Pelican. Some of the less important issues, which can be easily fixed, were fixed. For example, we have renamed numerous article files in the source repository so that their names would match article slugs. What remains, is to fix some figure file names (also to match respective article slugs and the content of the figure). Also, as the number of interactive apps is growing every year, it seems worthwhile to reorganize their code in the source repository by putting them in "thematic" directories (for example, based on research topic or model type).

What is coming in 2024? Well, most likely we will have few more posts dedicated to our recent works on the random telegraph noise. Then I will likely tell you about my woes with football themed board game Eleven. While it is highly thematic, it has some glaring issues which I wanted to fix with science! Well, numerical simulation at least.