Category Archives: astrophysics
Relaxation time, which does not necessarily mean that I have just been chilling out and relaxing. I mean it in the more literally physical sense: relaxation time in a physical system refers to the time it take the system to … Continue reading
So. I’m an astrophysicist…kinda sorta. Although I have never personally used a radio telescope myself (optical, sure, loads) I really quite like the look of them. Over the years, I have seen I think all of the major telescopes in … Continue reading
I have been away. Except I haven’t left my desk or Senate House library in about a month now, so I didn’t really go AWAY away. Two days ago I turned in my completed thesis for my MSc Astrophysics. It … Continue reading
In times of crisis, we learn what is most important. Not that I am in any sort of crisis right now, but I am suffering from an odd period of time. Summers tend to find me a bit at odds … Continue reading
Here’s what I am doing at midnight on a Friday night. You know, a lot of the time I feel a bit like a banker’s widow: sometimes he’s at work at all hours, or travelling doing important man stuff. At … Continue reading
Current standing: 2 As, 2 Bs, 3 Cs, but all SOLID passes, hurrah! My As are for the research essay I wrote last year, and for General Relativity (SMUG LOOK). And a B in Advanced Physical Cosmology (MORE SMUG LOOK). … Continue reading
I ran across this article (via @rogerhighfield) in the Guardian the other day discussing the boom in interest in astronomy that is happening in the UK right now. It says that amateur astronomy is undergoing a “big bang” (oh my … Continue reading
Secret Science Club, Nerd Nite and Other Barroom Education – NYTimes.com: this reminds me of the Bright Club and Super/Collider Science Fair events in London. I will have to check out the NY side of things someday.
A few days ago, we took a very magical, very mysterious tour. It was a quick trip to Geneva organised by the Science Museum lasting barely more than 24 hours, but in that time we were treated like VIP nerd … Continue reading
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