After an absurdly long job search, I’ve finally found myself a comfortable place in a computational biology lab. I’ve been here a bit more than a month and thought I should mention something about what I’m doing. I’m working for Dr. Michael Brudno in the Computational Biology Lab at the University of Toronto. At the [...]
I stumbled across two nice representations today. The first is a series of images visualizing turbulence. Some of these models took millions of processor hours to compute. The second is a periodic table of the elements assembled out of 118 prints in various media. Sadly, no poster seems to be available just yet, but the [...]
Ernst Chladni invented a way of visualizing the vibrations on a metal plate by sprinkling sand on the plate and making it vibrate using a violin bow. The sand scatters and collects at the places where the plate is not vibrating (the nodes of vibration), creating a fascinating family of visual patterns. The images below [...]
It’s freakin’ cold outside, so might as well enjoy the view… This image (click for full view and explanation) is actually part of the first annual Art of Science competition at Princeton University: “Celebrating the aesthetics of research and the ways in which science and engineering inform art.”
This animated piece on Ben & Jerry’s research into environmentally-friendly alternatives to refrigerants is cute, educational, and…a little weird. Personally, I like the “really nice cow who doesn’t talk much” the best.