All Legal combinations of digits For the 24 Game

The rules of our 24 game are based on the original card game, and quite simple: Take 4 integers between 0 and 9, and by joining them with parentheses () and the 4 arithmetic symbols (+,-,×,÷) only, formulate an equation that gives 24. My mother and I used to compete and see who could work … Continue reading All Legal combinations of digits For the 24 Game

I Stand Firmly Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

On 8 Aug 2021, I signed my name on appleprivacyletter.com, an open letter voicing the community's deep concern for Apple's proposal of including a backdoor that scans all of the user's photos on their personal Apple devices and the iCloud Photo Library. You are invited to read the letter for a more comprehensive summary of … Continue reading I Stand Firmly Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

[LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

Entries 2, 3, 5, and 7 won the top prize in their respective categories. This page is kept for archival purposes. Category 1: Tasteful Nudes No submission. Category 2: Above the bushline September 2020 Title: I Left My Water Bottle / Only Safe Place to Naruto RunLocation: Tongariro Northern Circuit* (Blue Lake) Category 3: Below … Continue reading [LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

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] Advanced Rainbow Manipulation

Backyard fun, sort of. This set of pictures were created using LED-enabled pois1 by myself and A. Cordwell, a friend of mine and 4th year student at Auckland astrophysics. This part-dancing and part-running-around project is my third attempt at light-pen practical effects. The equation that we wrote this time is ... Non-relativistic time-dependent Schrödinger. Enjoy. … Continue reading [Lux] Advanced Rainbow Manipulation

Sir V.F.R. Jones, In Memoriam

Obituary on Auckland Grammar School Website I first came across the mathematician Jones in middle school, when I was reading the Chinese edition of What Is Mathematics by Robbins and Courant to feel good (and ultimately otherwise), and one of the addendum chapters introduced me to "New Zealander Jones" and his work on knot theory. … Continue reading Sir V.F.R. Jones, In Memoriam