Science Burrito sneaks into your home once more to leave science all over the place like some kind of educational Santa Claus. This time, I thought I’d show you all a bit of what I do for a living. I am a spectroscopist. That sounds super fancy. I am not super fancy. Maybe I’m a … More Spectroscopy – 2 Ways 2 Science
Science Burrito has returned after a well-earned holiday. And in the spirit of all good summer holidays, will now bore you with holiday photos. Also, in the spirit of returning to school (which I have now done but all you lucky boys and girls have you whole summer ahead) I shall also give a report … More What I saw on my holiday – part 1
Light is the best! I love light! And I’d better, because when I’m not writing Science Burrito, light is my job. I’ve talked about light a fair bit already of course. You know by now that it is light that stops you falling through the floor, and cuts your cheese and that light is one … More The Fantastic Light!
So, here it is, finally, the LIGO blog. If you haven’t read my other blogs or ever read the news, then just for you LIGO stands for Laser Interferometry Gravity-wave Observatory, which I think is a little cheeky. I think that because when you think of an observatory, you think of a big telescope with … More The LIGO post
From the way the news is being reported, in the click-baiting headlines at least, you’d think that we’d all be switching to clean cheap nuclear energy in a matter of days. This is, of course, not the case.
So what has happened? … More Nuclear Con-fusion
With the eagerly anticipated next instalment of the Star Wars saga breaking all the records, I thought I would kick off this brand new science blog with something topical. As a physicist, a lot of my ‘civilian’ (non-scientist) friends ask me when I will invent something that changes the world. “Where’s my teleporter?” they cry. … More Where’s my Lightsabre?