Hi.

Sorry about this stupid nav tray -- I hate it, but maybe you love it and then I'm sorry I said I'm sorry.

Anyway. Here's a collection of work and projects from science writing to poetry. 

A note about the blog title: in math and physics, the prefix eigen means one's own. It comes from the german, but mostly I always liked thinking about a particle's eigenvalues, and thought I might apply the same thought to my excursions.

Dr. Xiaying Xin: Cleaner Water

Dr. Xiaying Xin: Cleaner Water

University of Regina scientist Dr. Xiaying Xin studies how to make water cleaner. Toothpaste, soaps, and cosmetics all have a chemical called triclosan, which is toxic to algae and can affect the whole food chain - from algae, to fish, to us.

She's using the VESPERS beamline at the CLS to study how titanium, used for water treatment, affects triclosan's toxicity on algae (in this case, Eremosphaera viridis).

I got to meet her and take her photos the other day, so here are a couple of shots of her at work. 

Organic Electronics: Michael and Adit

Organic Electronics: Michael and Adit

The Ferdinand Shirt

The Ferdinand Shirt