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
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
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 ?
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