Category: Science

Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.

April 7, 2017 / Science
Orbital mechanics
The background image is from the European Space Agency. It is listed as the LH 95 star forming region of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The image was taken using the Hubble Space Telescope. The rest is public domain.

Before humanity managed to send man-made objects into space seventy-five years ago, the field of orbital mechanics didn’t really exist. Only the movements of other celestial bodies mattered. Things have really changed since then.

October 14, 2016 / Science

circles

No, this is not a post about a war between the three rival nations Centripetal, Centrifugal, and Coriolis. It’s about physics. Because, you know, we all love physics – or we should. Physics makes the world go round, literally, and in this case makes stuff go sideways.