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.

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

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

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