In part inspired by the arrival of my Doctoral Day 1000, I have been working hard to reassess aspects of my routine that have, objectively, attracted my attention and energy outside of physics and general wellbeing, and sometimes stand in conflict with them. In doing so, I made attempts to regain control over my time … Continue reading A Sinking Source
Trying Stable Diffusion by Visualising “Teardrop” by Massive Attack
Please scroll down to proceed. https://youtu.be/C54GXlNI4Nw Stills gallery The images below were generated on a text prompt alone.
Conquest of Spaces – A (Rather Late) Review of James Webb Space Telescope’s First Five Images.
To appear in UoA Scientific Review, 2022 Issue 4. Images from https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/albums/72177720300469752 In mid-July 2022, a million miles from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) entered service. Five unique test images highlighting the telescope’s various subsystems and capabilities were made available to the public in high-profile events from the governments of the USA and … Continue reading Conquest of Spaces – A (Rather Late) Review of James Webb Space Telescope’s First Five Images.
Humanity’s first portrait of Sagittarius A*
The supermassive black hole at the core of our galaxy
357686312646216567629137 and Friends
Many people close to FWPhys are aware of, in possession of, or about to possess, our first STEM merchandise, the Left Truncatable Prime Pencil. Printed on it is the largest base-10 number that remains prime as you remove digits from the left side by means of sharpening the pencil. US$3 a pair. It's common knowledge … Continue reading 357686312646216567629137 and Friends
[Lux : Phys] Bubbles and Thin-Film Interference
With beautiful afternoon daylight, a brain freshly loaded with spherical harmonics, a vial of soap water, and a powerful lens, I ran behind bubbles and attempted to zoom in on their exquisite optical details. Multibubble Thin Film Pattern Details Whand A Whand B Whand C Whand A' Hand
Iridium Point Goes to 1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity
Well, Y. F. Wang, PhD student at the Auckland U’s physics department is going. I don’t think my (computational) musical misadventures deserve any recognitions yet. This Event is hosted by University of Plymouth in late November, and features many downstream Quantum info professionals at places such as Cambridge Quantum Computing Lab and IBM. My notes … Continue reading Iridium Point Goes to 1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity