The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible. Albert Einstein Well, to call my visit tonight an impression isn't quite fair. For the entire duration that I've studied and worked at Auckland Science, this display has been here. First curated by Prof. Bob Doran himself, and later in his honor and … Continue reading The Bob Doran Museum of Computing – Impressions
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.
On Turning 21 (Revisited by an 24 year old)
Forewords Over three years ago now, I drafted a short essay on my flight back from San Francisco. That whimsically spontaneous trip was made in the week after my 21st birthday. Back then, I was in the middle of my fourth year in my BSc physics program, and my slow transition from student to “adult” … Continue reading On Turning 21 (Revisited by an 24 year old)
JWST’s First Color Image
Hubble vs Webb photo of the same area Participating in duplicate information and internet memes is against the founding principles of this blog, but who am I if I don't have a copy of this here? This much-awaited image depicts a cluster of galaxies bending space time and magnifying light from much further away objects, … Continue reading JWST’s First Color Image
Humanity’s first portrait of Sagittarius A*
The supermassive black hole at the core of our galaxy
Elegy for Mriya
For the Antonov-225 reported lost in a fire.
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