Active classroom, research within classroom, quantum optics lab, major vs non-major courses, error analysis in intro lab, planetarium, six ideas book, etc. Thank you, Dr Good, for a tour. Lunch at a local cafe.
Nov 5. Day 1 Keynote: CLARA, GAN (for Bob Ross like paintings), reinforcement learning (backflip), DeepStream, self-driving car, multiple DNN in production, 5G. GAN demo Thispersondoesnotexist.com Healthcare AI Pathology AI Multimodal fusion, Graphical CN, GAN Mahmoodlab.org Voice classification demo. Multiple video feeds. Simulator running on NANO. Nov 6, Day 2 Autoencoder and anomaly detection from […]
Several physics students have been testing the Arduino Engineering Kit, since the beginning of the spring semester. They have built the rover and the drawing bot, and are now in the programming stage. We are working through some difficulties with the software setup and sharing some trouble-shooting steps here. Our environment is Windows 7 and […]
Different ways of producing light.
History of Bell Labs Now at Part 2, after transistors and information theory in 40 and 50s.
I picked up a $1 hand-crank flashlight at a Dollar Store. I thought it would be a good teaching material for an introductory physics course. In particular, it contains a magnet and a coiled wire for generating electricity. This is what the internal components look like. The handcrank turns the large gear. The ring shaped […]
Here are some resources that can be incorporated into a thermal physics course. “Entropy explained, with sheep“: An interactive tutorial by Aatish Bhatia. Highly recommended. COBE and COBRA: “The experiment that confirmed – and almost beat – COBE” from Physics Today (2018). I did not know about COBRA until I read this physics today article. […]
2018 was a fun year to teach thermal physics. At Drew, this course is offered every other year, using a textbook by the late Dr. Ashley Carter. The Chapter 18 in the textbook is about blackbody radiation, and students (and I) enjoy wrapping up the course with some reviews of Bose-Einstein statistics (i.e., counting the […]