New Scientist Live 2016

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At the end of September, I was able to visit New Scientist Live – one of the biggest science events in the UK, aimed at enthusiasts of all ages. Being a regular reader of their weekly magazine, I was instantly excited about going in person. The list of talks on the website (here) blew my mind: […]

Mathematics in Music

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In the musical scale, the approximate ratio of frequencies of successive notes is the twelfth root of 2, which is roughly equal to 1.059463094. The powers of the twelfth root of 2 are rough irrational approximations of the natural musical intervals which are simple rational numbers. Physically, sound waves are vibrations. The higher the amplitude, […]

Deleting off a hard drive

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In a small error in judgement you have downloaded some very unfortunate photos or files onto your phone or PC. Naturally you immediately delete it. But does it really ‘delete’? A while ago there was a scandal involving celebrities having revealing photos leaked; photos they long assumed were deleted. The ‘hackers’ had simply made a […]

The 21st Century – The Turning Point?

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Today, science is developing at an incredible rate, and offers promising prospects in the future, including: in medicine, in nano-, cyber-, and biotechnology, in communication, and perhaps the most exciting of all, mankind’s ascension into outer space. However, as well as these enthralling benefits, any scientific or technological progression often results in a drawback. Any […]

My week at CERN

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It has been almost a year since I managed to get up on the stage at the 21st EU Contest for Young Scientists in Paris, to be presented with the EIROforum CERN Prize. I still can’t believe how I got there from a six week Nuffield Bursary project at the University of Sheffield, via the […]