Quantum Simulation

The problem Last spring I took UC Berkeley's online CS191X course into quantum computing, and the basic quantum mechanics needed for it. Something that I felt would have helped me quite a bit early on is a simple quantum circuit simulation tool. While there are simulators out there, they aren't…

PCB Production Experiences

I recently produced my first ever PCB (for a Bluetooth oscilloscope; more details on that coming soon). There's a lot of information already out there, but I thought I'd write this blog post to sum up the process and give some details on things that I struggled to find out…

Frequency Modulation: Carson's Rule

In an A-Level Electronics class, I was recently taught an approximation for the bandwidth of a frequency modulated signal $$\text{BW} \approx 2(\Delta f + f_m)$$ where $\Delta f$ is the 'frequency deviation' of the carrier signal and $f_m$ is the maximum frequency of the modulating wave. The…

Hansard (UK Parliament) Analysis

A couple of weekends ago, I took part in Rewired State Parliament 2013, and worked with a friend to run sentiment analysis algorithms on the last 80 years of Hansard (the written record of parliamentary debates). Infinite Monkeys As everyone knows, give an infinite amount of monkeys an infinite amount…

Gateway to Research Hackathon

Similar Research Topics At Rewired State's recent Gateway to Reseach hackathon (in partnership with Research Councils UK), I helped work on an app showing relevant researchers and patents to small business startups. To cut a long story short, one part of the app required taking a topic such as biodiesel…