SAM MORRELL


ASTROPHYSICIST

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What I’ve Been Listening To – February 2016

March 1, 2016

And so we come to the end of the sophomore month of the year. The days are really beginning to draw out and the weather is beginning to warm up just a tad before making the full on rampage towards the freshness of spring. It’s time for another helping of music, so buckle in and...

STFC Summer School 2015

September 2, 2015

And so it has become time for my first tripĀ as (nearly) a postgraduate. Several train journeys, and a lot of paper reading, later I ended up in the beautiful city of Cardiff for the STFC Summer School in Astronomy. This is essentially a conference for new STFC funded postgraduates in astronomy andĀ space science to come...

Tackling Internal Server Errors When Using Jade-PHP

July 13, 2015

I’m currently taking a break from the glitz and glamour of astrophysics and instead am working on various development projects I promised I’d do for people. My main experience with web development in the past couple years has been using the excellent combo of Node.js + Express + Jade + Stylus. This combo is great...

University is Over… for Now

June 12, 2015

It is a momentous day for me and rest of the remaining class of 2011 of the University of Exeter’s physics department. Today was our last ever results day. It was also the day where I found out, to my eternal delight, that the last 4 years have yielded a masters degree in physics; an...

Modeling Atmospheres with the Unified Model

February 24, 2015

In my last couple of posts I’ve been going through some of the basic principles of fluid mechanics. From some of the basic approximations that make the equation possible to analytically solve in this post, to some more specialised theory in the context of planetary systems in this post. In these posts we’ve been slowly...

6EQUJ5 – Decoding the Wow! Signal

December 11, 2014

Nothing quite spikes human interest like a good old fashioned mystery, and the the events at a radio telescope in Delaware, Ohio in 1977 could qualify as just that. The voluntary radio astronomer on duty, Dr. Jerry Ehman, noticed a signal that has gone down in history as one of the great puzzlers of the...

What I’ve been Listening To – April 2012

April 13, 2012

This month has been chocker block of tunes I’ve been listening to, owing to having a lot more free time than usual. So, I’m going to limit myself a little. Without further ado, let’s get started. Chris Rea – Julia If you’ve never heard of Chris Rea, he’s a veteran guitarist and song writer through...

What I’ve been listening to – Jan / Feb 2012

February 23, 2012

I’ve been once again neglecting my blogging duties, nothing new there, right? I thought I’d ease back into it with doing a nice simple post. Let’s get going! The Popular Thing – Jukebox the Ghost Seriously! This song is excellent to the highest order. I picked this up from a friend’s tumblr blog. I just...

What I’ve Been Listening To – September / October 2011

October 13, 2011

It’s that time of decade again! I don’t know if anyone actually cares about reading these posts but I like sharing them anyway. I can go back over them and see what I liked listening to back in time. If nothing else it’s a musical bookmark for myself. Before I get any wise cracks about...