Activities in Analytical Mechanics
This is a loose collection of independent activities in classical mechanics, special relativity, as well as Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics. Each activity is provided with solutions, further comments and fitting literature.
The activities were create as part of my exercise class for the lecture Allgemeine Mechanik held by Prof. Dr. Renato Renner (institute of Theoretical Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland) in the fall semester of 2021.
For more infos, see here (german page).
In my spare time I take images of the moon, stars, galaxies and other night sky objects with my Celestron telescope and either a Nikon DSLR camera or a ZWO ASI astro camera. You can find more details and all my images here. Below is an overview of my best images as well as my latest image.
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
M51 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is accompanied by a smaller, irregular galaxy which we can see on the left on one of the spiral arms.
NGC3628 - Hamburger Galaxy
ETH Semester Project on the Shadow
of a Rotating Black Hole
In the last semester (spring 2021) of my BSc physics at ETH Zürich, I wrote a semester project in theoretical physics on the shadow of rotating black holes. The shadow of a black hole is the completely black area in the sky an observer sees when looking at an unobstructed black hole; the shape and size depends on the properties of the black hole and can even be used to infer some of these properties. The project is a literature review of fundamental as well as recent research in the field. As such, it can serve as a structured introduction to the field of black hole shadows.
Learn more here.
Random Mandelbrot Image of the Day
Each day, a little program I made renders a randomly chosen part of the mandelbrot fractal and uploads the image here. See here for past images and more information.
Sébastien C. Garmier, 1999
Master student of physics at ETH Zurich (since 2021)
teaching assistant in quantum mechanics II at ETH
Bachelor of Science ETH in Physics (2021)
Matura diploma Kantonsschule Wohlen AG, Switzerland (2017)
photo: Janosch Abel
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