Introducing Scientists: Videos

2012/05/14 // 0 Comments

I have worked with ResearchSEA on getting some videos out there to promote the sciences. I have been interviewing some people, condensing their stories into a minute(-ish) of Youtubey goodness. The videos are available on the new ResearchSEA website here and here. They are the first two, there will be more at a rate of about one every three weeks. As always, feel free to let me know what you think! [...]

Baby, and the perfect measurement made easier

2011/05/29 // 0 Comments

I apologise for my low activity in the last few weeks. Those of you who are following my Twats (Twitter messages) will probably be able to link this to our newborn baby. Now growing strongly for two weeks, having to wake up every four hours in what seems like the longest beamtime ever have left me feeling like a pinball at night. Despite that, the research continues, and I am happy to say that getting the Perfect measurement (or an approximation thereof at least, as described in the document of a few posts ago) will become maybe a little easier with some new software I wrote. The software draft is written in Matlab, but I am trying to learn Python to recode the essentials in free software (interested in helping? Let me know!). Why all this focus on the perfect measurement, you may ask? Well, it turns out that for most of the SAXS analyses to give you the correct answer (as opposed to just an answer), your data should be correct to within 1%. Most beamlines will not give you this [...]