Category Archives: Misc

Live Smarter, Live Digitally: 2014 Edition

September 7, 2014

Last year, I outlined a number of digital services and apps that I use as part of Living Digitally, of which I still use several on a regular basis. However, new services and apps have become part of my digital habits, and I therefore decided to write an updated 2014 edition of the post from last year.

As mentioned in last year’s post, there is a vast and ever-increasing number of digital services available and plenty of possibilities for using these to live smarter, and with this 2014 edition I hope to inspire you to expand your own ways of living digitally. Continue reading…

Merging Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics in the Alps

September 6, 2013

During four weeks in August I had the pleasure of attending the summer school on quantum optics and nanophotonics at École de Physique des Houches in Les Houches in the French Alps. The scope of the school was to merge quantum optics and nanophotonics by bringing together leading researchers from the two fields, and I and 50 other Ph.D. students and postdocs were given the chance to witness and contribute to this fusion of the two growing fields of research. Continue reading…

Living Digitally

August 18, 2013

Within the last year, I have pushed many tasks and activities to digital platforms, and in this post I will share some details about this. In my latest post, I described how I have implemented a fully digital workflow for the work in my Ph.D. project, and in this I will elaborate on software, apps and routines I use for digitalizing other aspects of life. Continue reading…

The Strange Teory of Light and Matter

April 16, 2013

Richard P. Feynman in 1965 jointly received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the theory of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). The other receivers of the prize were Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga who also contributed to the development of the theory of QED.

While the two other Nobel Laureates had a more formalistic approach to the complicated theories and concepts in QED, Feynman was a man of intuition, exemplified by his development of the so-called Feynman diagrams; pictorial representations of the interactions that QED describes. Schwinger banned the use of Feynman diagrams in his classes which illustrates the fundamentally different approaches of him and Feynman. Continue reading…