Evie's blog

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Crimes most evil

May we NEVER forget to horrors that the jewish people endured during WWII

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is EVEN MORE relevant today!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Atomic Wallpaper

Atomic Wallpaper - The art of science.
See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8552102.stm

Friday, March 05, 2010

Me and my puppy, Tesla

Here is a pic that I took today. This is me with my beautiful puppy, Tesla. Tesla is a Bichon Frise and for about ten years I wanted to have this type of dog. Last March, that wish became a reality. I named Tesla after the SI unit of magnetic flux. He certainly thinks he has magnetic qualities! This Sunday he starts his first day of puppy school.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tragedy in Victoria, Australia

Please spare a thought for my fellow Victorians who have suffered greatly due to the recent bushfires.
A donation can be made through the Red Cross at: http://www.redcross.org.au/vic/services_emergencyservices_victorian-bushfires-appeal-2009.htm

Friday, January 23, 2009

New job, Old York

'Start spreading the news..
I'm leaving today
I'm going to make a start of it'
In old town York....

I now have an academic position as Lecturer in the Department of Physics, The University of York, U.K.

Friday, August 15, 2008

N is for Nanotechnology

Several years ago, Hewlett Packard aired a very interesting commercial entitled, 'N is for Nanotechnology'.

This commercial described future dreams about nanotechnology, 'a mobile phone so small that even an ant could use it', and 'all in the fraction of the width of a hair'.

On such small scales, quantum effects become appreciable. The tiny quantum worlds are not very easy to describe theoretically. The unpredictable nature that is quantum physics means that emergent phenomena may also be very surprising, hard to guess at, and difficult to manipulate/control.

Nanotechnology is learning how to design on the tiny, quantum scale, to harness and make use of quantum properties for very small future technologies.... and yes.... some of these will be very different to anything we have ever experienced before. That's creativity in physics!