Hi everyone! Today's blog post explored a slightly controversial topic- incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into academia. In recent years, there has been quite a buzz around various AI interfaces, one, in particular, has been making the news very frequently. Some of you might have heard its name- ChatGPT. For this week's lab meeting, we are … Continue reading Chatgpt- yay or nay?
How to more than just ‘survive’ a scientific conference!
Hi everyone! It's been a while. Today I wanted to take advantage of the fact that currently we're in the middle of the conference season and share some of my previous experiences of attending a scientific conference. At the beginning of October, I attended my first in-person conference (DPS 2022) in over two years, and … Continue reading How to more than just ‘survive’ a scientific conference!
A quick re-introduction to myself
Hi everyone! It's been a minute...but you could blame the Canadian summer for that haha! It's lovely BUT short, so I was busy exploring and taking advantage of this great weather. 😀 And so, after practically being MIA for most of the summer, I thought it'd be a good opportunity to re-introduce myself here on … Continue reading A quick re-introduction to myself
Lunar regolith thickness deduced from concentric craters
Yue et al., 2019 This paper focuses on estimating the depth of the lunar regolith in China's Chang'E-5 landing site using the traditional crater morphological method. The authors focused on only one type of morphology in their study-concentric craters. This work is inspired by the previous analysis done by Quaide & Oberbeck (1986) and Bart … Continue reading Lunar regolith thickness deduced from concentric craters
Pav-Bhaji, The OG Indian street food
Hi everyone! Last night I was scrolling through my blog, just taking a note of what kind of posts I've been uploading and I realized that it's been a while since I shared any new recipes here. As I was already struggling a bit to come up with a topic for this week's blog post, … Continue reading Pav-Bhaji, The OG Indian street food
knock, knock. Who’s there? Deja. Deja who? knock knock!
Hi everyone! If it's not clear from the 'hilarious' title I came up with (before having my morning tea lol) what I want to talk about in today's post...it's not you, it's me lol! But anyway, I'm talking about Déjà vu- a french phrase meaning 'already seen'! And why am I suddenly interested in this … Continue reading knock, knock. Who’s there? Deja. Deja who? knock knock!
‘New’ year, ‘new’ me… or is it!?
Hi everyone, It's been a long time since I last posted anything on here, almost two months! I feel like a lot has happened in these past couple of months but at the same time, it doesn't feel like anything has really happened. Personally, it doesn't even feel like a new year to me but … Continue reading ‘New’ year, ‘new’ me… or is it!?
Two Truths and a Lie!?
Hi everyone! Today's blog is a bit different than what I usually put out. I have short summaries of three planetary science articles below, two of which are actual, peer-reviewed articles and the remaining one is an imposter! Your task as a reader is to determine which one is the fake one. While I think … Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie!?
Navratri: The nine wonderful nights of splendor and dance!
Hi everyone! I know I mentioned in my last blog that I'd be talking about my recent field course in Sudbury in the next one but this topic seems more time-appropriate as we are in the middle of India's festival season and just last week celebrated one of my favourite festival, 'Navratri'! On the thanksgiving … Continue reading Navratri: The nine wonderful nights of splendor and dance!
The Microwave Radiometer (MRM) and Brightness Temperatures (TB)
Hi everyone! Today's blog is about a dataset that I'm using for my research here at Western, as one of the participating activities we're doing for this year's Planetary Seminar course! I thought quite a lot about which tool I should write about for this exercise, and in the midst of the hectic schedule of … Continue reading The Microwave Radiometer (MRM) and Brightness Temperatures (TB)