High speed video and video analysis of motion

The physics department recently purchased an Edgertronic high-speed video camera in order to do video analysis of motion. The camera can take up to 18,000 frames per second, making sub-millisecond events accessible to analysis. I will load some early footage either to this site or to a dedicated site very soon.

Besides the high-speed features of the camera, it works by exposing the entire frame at once, rather than “reading” parts of the frame over a period of time. This “global shutter” feature results in crisp, clean images of moving objects in each frame rather than the smeared images produced by a “rolling shutter”.

Pictures and videos to follow!

Invitation to Discovery

Web pages can be constructed around more than one purpose. One purpose – perhaps the main purpose – of my web page is to invite students to do research.

My physics research is underway. If the idea of working with high performance computers to solve problems in biology excites you, come see me. You don’t have to be a physics or math student!

I listed multiple interests as potential MAT 495 projects. I have done work in some of them but others are simply areas that jazz me. All of them are potentially fruitful ground for an applied math topic for MAT 495.

As of today – 19 June 2015 – I have listed only one or two topics under Physics Education and Math Education. I will add to these in the weeks to come. These are fun topics that could be extracurricular or formal.

The fun of science and math is doing it. I would be glad to have fun doing a project with you.