A long time ago I discovered the Folio Society. They make incredibly beautiful editions of books and for a while, I collected them. At this time they often had offers that would bring the average price down a little, which was great because books like this aren’t cheap to make, but eventually, the prices rose… Continue reading Book review: Relativity – The Special and the General Theory
It’s one year since the LIGO collaboration (LSC) announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves. On that day last February, I remembered being very excited. We’d been sworn to secrecy for months, coached on where to send questions from journalists and what not to put on social media. While we knew there was still a… Continue reading The Detection of Gravitational Waves, a year on
My viva (phd thesis defence/exam thing) was yesterday and I passed! I met with my examiners at 13:00. The first thing my external examiner said was “I enjoyed reading your thesis, I think the research is interesting and important, and I see no reason why we shouldn’t pass you – I just have a few… Continue reading I passed my viva!
I got a job! I know that normally I talk about beauty and whatnot on Tuesdays but I have been dying to tell everyone this news! I’ve actually known for a while but I was waiting for paperwork to get sorted out and that kind of thing so that it was definitely 100% confirmed. Anyway… Continue reading New Job!
Edit 12/03/16: I just wanted to say hello to anyone who was Googling stuff about gravitational waves and found themselves here. People use some really interesting search terms to get here and I want you to know that if you have any questions I will absolutely do my best to answer them. Ok, now you… Continue reading Gravitational Waves: The Big Discovery