David MacKay interview on Climate Change

http://www.davidstrahan.com/blog/?p=1104 is a link to an interview with David MacKay one of the top civil servants on climate change, he is also the author of an excellent book. Mathematical analysis offers a lot in understanding the challenges we face, and its great to see an eminent physicist being involved in such things. What is very… Continue reading David MacKay interview on Climate Change

On the Mathematics of the Berry Phase

I tried to upload this to my wordpress however it wasn’t working. So here is a link to a pdf file of some notes and observations I wrote over the course of a few years on the Geometric Phase. Mathematics of the Geometric Phase by no means is this original, and there are many excellent… Continue reading On the Mathematics of the Berry Phase

Why Education Ministers should be educated

Michael Gove is reported as arguing that: Gove said there had been previous attempts to make science relevant, by linking it to contemporary concerns such as climate change or food scares. But he said: “What [students] need is a rooting in the basic scientific principles, Newton’s laws of thermodynamics and Boyle’s law.” […] We are… Continue reading Why Education Ministers should be educated

An Introduction to Coalgebras

I’ve just dumped this here, I wrote it for a project in Luxembourg a few months ago. Its not well edited, and there are errors. I may fix these in the future. However it may be of benefit to someone. Introduction to various classical notions of algebras. Coalgebras are defined and introduced, as are various… Continue reading An Introduction to Coalgebras

Geometric Phases

I wrote this article as part of extending my undergraduate thesis. Its certainly not original but should be of benefit to someone. 1. Introduction A considerable understanding of the formal description of quantum mechanics has been achieved after Berrys discovery{BerryPhase} of a geometric feature related to the motion of a quantum system. He showed that… Continue reading Geometric Phases