Archive for Focal point

Autodidacticism, hobbies and your professional future

Sep 05, 2020 No Comments by 338 views

My students often ask me how I learnt to make nice images and graphs for papers, cool diagrams, videos or programs. “What software do you use?” — is the typical question. So here goes some facts about my personal experiences to show the benefits of autodidacticism and hobbies… and how these can influence your future. […]

Focal point, General, On the Rocks Read more

Five important things to learn from the miniseries “Chernobyl”

Jun 05, 2019 No Comments by 2535 views

If you have not watched the miniseries Chernobyl (HBO), what are you waiting for? It explains what happened when the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant became the worst man-made catastrophe in 1986, the causes of the accident, and the efforts of thousands of people to mitigate the problem. Chernobyl series is not focused on the dangers of […]

Focal point, On the Rocks Read more

Philae landed on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko: follow the news!

Nov 11, 2014 No Comments by 3646 views

On November 12, 2014 and after 10 years of travel, the European Space Agency (ESA) carried out the first unmanned descent and landing on the surface of a comet’s nucleus. Here you can find some links to follow this mission and get detailed information about Rosetta and Philae.

Focal point, General Read more

Curiosity rover is on Mars! Follow the news! – Updated

Aug 05, 2012 No Comments by 8374 views

Curiosity rover (Mars Science Laboratory, NASA) has successfully landed on Gale crater, Mars, on Monday August 6, 5:31 TU (Sunday August 5, 22:31 PDT). The rover is carrying the most advanced geology and geochemistry laboratory which has been ever sent to another planetary body. This includes cool instrumentation to carry out X-ray diffraction / fluorescence, […]

Focal point, General Read more

These photons are just for you

Mar 22, 2012 1 Comment by 21511 views

One of the first things which really attracted me when I was a child was the night sky. Maybe that happened because…

Focal point Read more