Cloud Chambers

At the moment I am working on my Master’s thesis. As this is taking up a lot of my resources, I fail at generating more content for this blog. Geophysics related writing goes into the thesis right now. However, I’ve written a short piece on visualizing radioaktive decay in a diffusion cloud chamber. It’s not […]

The Amplituhedron – Turning physics inside out.

I like the seismics. I just love the concept how recording a superposition of waves can transport information about the subsurface. We send out carefully engineered noise to record noise and apply statistics to these huge data sets and in the end get an image we can interpret in regard to its geologic formation. This […]

Fluid Dynamics Fundraiser – Be part of something awesome!

One of my favorite blogs is asking for help and maybe you too would like to make a difference. Nicole Sharp from Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics had her funds cancelled and asks for their readers to fund her to go to the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics. She points out three major reasons […]

Phantastic Physics!

Guns and physics mix pretty well. While I don’t want to advocate gun use! Nevertheless, they’re still a marvelous example when it comes to trajectories and the like. So two weeks ago the Veritasium Youtube Channel posted a puzzling video involving a gun and a wooden block, but see for yourself: So what do you […]

Wave phenomenae

Within the last days a couple of amazing physics videos have been passed along on Twitter. My personal favorites are the two I want to talk about now. They basically involve some sort of experiment with oscillation or wave-like motion, with a twist. But see the first video for yourself: Coupled pendulums Personally I […]

Batman ends?

Some men just want to watch the world burn. For many batman is a childhood hero. But just as the new movie approaches its premier, four final-year master students publish their findings why batman should rather hang his cape up. It’s not what batman does in general, it’s just that his cape just does not […]