As an experimental scientist my job is all about trial and error. I take measurements that no one has ever taken before, so I don't know the results in advance. Although I usually have an idea (or hope) what the outcome will be, sometimes we can be surprised. To get the results, I start by trying… Continue reading The trial and error of time-lapse videos
Tag: Academic Nomad
ATLAS in New York
This post is a quick one as I'm currently on holiday in New York. Today we went to visit the Rockefeller Centre and nearby is a statue that looks very familiar to me. The bronze statue is of a male figure, the Titan Atlas, holding up the sky. The reason it is so familiar to me… Continue reading ATLAS in New York
Parlez-vous français ?
I first started trying to learn French when I planned to moved to Geneva to work at CERN for my PhD. I took a few lessons and downloaded a podcast, but when I actually arrived, and was surrounded by Brits, or English speaking colleagues, I quickly found that other tasks took higher priority and I didn't get… Continue reading Parlez-vous français ?
How do you spend your rest and relaxation time?
In physics, as in running, how you manage your rest time is just as important as how you spend your time working (or training). I am currently preparing for a long-distance race in April, so even though I have a to-do list that extends onto multiple pages, this gives me the motivation to take time away from… Continue reading How do you spend your rest and relaxation time?
Here is a collection of some of my favourite photos taken on my academic nomadic journeys. Most of them were shot with a phone and they may have been Instagram'ed for the filters. You can expect a mixture of scenic and scientific. (Note this album will be updated as I take new photos - come back later… Continue reading Academic nomad