Originally written for a friend in late 2016. Updated in 2020 to remove some inaccuracies and humble brags. Catpic used under (cat's) permission. Do you know that thanks to some convenient optics, we can demonstrate a "gravitational lens" could be demonstrated in my living room (without myself eating 1024 kg of food)? We will be … Continue reading [Little Demos] 01 – Wine Glass Einstein Rings
One of my oldest physics party tricks, now photographed in makeshift home studio.
Re-statement of Purpose, but fewer (fancy) words.
An old-time favourite of STEM poster makers ...
This is a trivial one, and admittedly came and bit me during a lab demonstration session. I don't recall many things that I rely on quite as much on the job that I've never paid attention to, and hopefully this is an isolated incident. And of course, with 10 divisions, 0.1 is the best Vernier … Continue reading [FWNotebook] The Arithmetic of a Vernier Caliper
This passion project, along with my remote lab duties, has been my source of joy during quarantine. I intend to use this page in a manner similar to my previous build logs of various crafts projects, and to upload pictures regularly as I make progress.
When I was at the kitchen, 2019's last sunset, as was assigned by Gregorian-calander-using people for this time zone, was right outside the window. So I figured I'd capture its descent. I recorded a video, alongside this single photo.2019 is the first full year I spent with my 200mm lens, and my reliance on it … Continue reading Photo Story: A Collection of 2019 Sun Pictures
Before I looked further, she stopped me, "in the night sky, within the world's collective field of vision, most things are moving at tremendously high speeds. And yet, they gathered only to create such a still scene."-- FW's Scrapbook, "Sunbeam", An Unfinished Story, 2015. Today is December 12th. 11th in some regions. Several of my … Continue reading [Photo Story] Suddenly Still
2 hours have been sunk in post fx and retouching already, and I think it is good to post this here now. What did it take, waking up at 5:30 am after 90 min of planning the night prior, to capture a shadow cast by a sphere of iron and silicate millions of miles away … Continue reading [Photo Story] 2019 Mercury Transit