Monthly Archives: February 2014

week 3

In the lab, things do not go smoothly line to line like in classroom physics problems. Experiments take endurance and patience: you will fail before you succeed.
Current project: Analyzing the C. elegans’ reaction to different light wavelengths (blue and red).
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Week 2

This week in the lab we did some new things to prepare for actual data taking which we hope to start as soon as possible. I learned how to measure and record data about the optics table, how to set … Continue reading

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week 2

Learned:

to measure/ record an optical setup
what to do when the setup does not actually function
to clean optics
to pick worms.

This week was the first real week in the lab where I could help instead of being lost.
1) Measuring a setup: Hold … Continue reading

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Week 1

As the other new grunt of the VAOL, this first week was spent learning the ropes around the lab. I started out my week watching a laser safety video so I would be allowed to go into the actual lab … Continue reading

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week 1

As one of the new grunts of VAOL, this first week has progressed appropriately awkwardly, full of disorientation and demonstrations. I think it is appropriate to keep this first post simple, and avoid technicalities.
As I’ve been introduced to the lab, … Continue reading

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