Atomic Manipulation @ Bath
The Sloan Group: webpage and blog
Resources for lab reports
Here I give some resources I have generated for the undergraduate laboratories that I coordinate. Some templates for lab reports, both in Word and LaTeX form (based nearly wholly on an IOP template). And some videos and resources on how...
Visualizing the quantum expansion of an electron
Today my atomic manipulation group at Bath, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, have published a nice article in Nature Communications: "Initiating and imaging the coherent surface dynamics of charge carriers in real space." Below is a copy of the...
Today was the third running of the (somewhat) annual event "Pizza+Posters+Staff+Students". I had managed to get 12 members of staff to produce posters and present their work. The Head of the Department bought pizzas and we had a great turnout...
Here I wish to play a bit with the "Twin Paradox" of Special Relativity. [*note, it ain't a paradox]. For this you'll need to be happy with (1) time-dilation, (2) length-contraction, (3) Lorentz velocity transforms and (4) straight lines. I...
My approach and philosophy to teaching
I had to write a small piece on my approach and philosophy to teaching here it is: Engaged learning through impediment free and active teaching Peter A. Sloan FHEA PhD MChemPhys I have taught at Bath for just over 5...
Gender biased coursework?
Is my 2nd year coursework sexist? See here and here and here for the background, 2014 analysis and the 2014+2015 analysis. As part of a drive to remove the gender imbalance in the sciences the Department of Physics at Bath...
Automated coursework analysis (part 2)
In two previous blog posts (here and here) I outlined the rationale behind and presented an analysis of the first year's worth of data for my "Automated and anonymous coursework". Here I will add in the second year's worth of...
What effect did my new coursework have on exam outcome?
Abstract: Those that handed-in the coursework had a higher mark in my bit of the exam (76%) than those that did not do the coursework (57%). This uplift was true for all students no matter what their overall all grade for...
An inner circle of six silicon atoms and an outer circle of 12 silicon atoms forming a lovely "Atomic Rose". Image taken by scanning tunnelling microscope at Bath by Duncan Lock.