2021 LISA NZ Workshop – Quick and Characteristically Non-Technical Thoughts

For those of you who didn't come to FWPhys for the first time after reading my graduate school application, you may be interested to know that I also run the New Zealand Astrostatistics and General Relativity Working Group's online presence (Gravity.ac.nz), which is part of the ESA-led LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) project due in … Continue reading 2021 LISA NZ Workshop – Quick and Characteristically Non-Technical Thoughts

[Lux] #ThatWanakaTree, Day to Night

Finally. When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, … Continue reading [Lux] #ThatWanakaTree, Day to Night

[Lux] Beginning of 2021 in Abel Tasman National Park

My first proper LMC photo.A ray of sorts being very close to us.Glow worms at duskA friendly insectKiwi leaf voronoi My first visit to this area was 360 days ago. Before the following becomes too much of a trite thing to say, I thought of the future quite differently back then. I’m happy with the … Continue reading [Lux] Beginning of 2021 in Abel Tasman National Park

[fwd.] The Four Sentences of Hengqu

An attempt at a translation of my motto, which was written about ten centuries ago. 为天地立心,为生民立命,为往圣继绝学,为万世开太平。张载(1020 - 1077) This motto has been used in diplomatic situations for several times in history, and translations, some with explanations, are readily available. Still, I will try to give it my own translation below. To decree the principles of … Continue reading [fwd.] The Four Sentences of Hengqu