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Category: Physics

Self Portrait in RGB

Self Portrait in RGB

Self Portrait in RGB

The Auckland Art Gallery currently shows “Light Show“, an exhibition organised by Hayward Gallery, London, letting you experience the wonder of light. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted in this exhibition. But there is a (free, and free to take photos) sideshow “Wavelength” created in association with the AUT Colab – a “multimedia wonderland for children and families”. There you can play with the basics of RGB, seeing how the three beams of red, green, blue add up to white, and get to cast your shadow in full colour. Nice one!

See my growing collection of selfies.

Everybody Does It!

Everybody Does It!

Mrs H Does It!

Mrs H Does It!

Three Times Cafe Beaubourg

Morning after?

Morning after?

The City Daily Photo theme for March is “Cafe Chairs”. In addition to yesterday’s Auckland shot, these images hark back to an all too brief visit to Paris last year.

All three photos were taken on early morning sorties, and only later did I realise that obviously I had a bias for the furniture (and people) at the Cafe Beaubourg in the Rue Saint Merri, next to the Centre Pompidou. As I searched the web, I found that this is also the home of the Café Beaubourg Institute of Mathematical Physics. It is probably a fair assumption that the institute was not in session at those times.

From their website:

The Café Beaubourg Institute of Mathematical Physics promotes the advancement of our understanding of the Physical World.

Intellectual rigor, freedom of thought, and humanity are among the most respected values of the Institute.

By “Physical World” we understand the current subjects of Physics, but also human history, psychology, economy, sociology and geopolitics. We like Quantum Mechanics, but adopt a “wait and see” attitude. We like Big-Bang theory of the universe, but believe that there are infinitely many more layers in the physical Universe that our current models integrate. We perceive Mathematics as an (unavoidable) extension of the human natural language.

Better than in the “office” ambiance of present-day university laboratories, we prefer to engage scientific discussions in the warm atmosphere of a Parisian Café, our main headquarters being at Café Beaubourg.

Early Customer

Early Customer

Morning Stroll

Morning Stroll

A Heart for Valentines

A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

Between the sun umbrellas, a few harsh shafts of light hit our table when we had lunch with friends, producing this beautiful heart.

An example of a caustic curve, formed by (reflected) light rays that are tangents to the heart. Look out for them in your tea cup.

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