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.

U of A Foams and ceramics

U of A Foams and ceramics

Really neat photo session with a group of guys from the University of Alberta studying defects in the microstructure of foams and ceramics used in defense and aerospace applications. (Using CLS sychrotron CT scans on the BMIT beamline).

Their names are Kapil Bhagavathula, Brendan Koch, Calvin Lo and Cass Li (header photo left to right). Their research partners include the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Canada, and Canadian industry.

The results from this project will lead directly to improvements in the performance and multi-hit capabilities of lightweight body armor for Canadian soldiers, and could also have implications for things like helmets and airplanes. 

 

Find the original Facebook post here, and a little bit more about Cass and Kapil on the CLS's instagram. (Cass is a pro badminton player, for example...)
No fear new jeans

No fear new jeans

Workwear Kielo

Workwear Kielo