Building DNA for Monte Carlo physics simulations

  A large part of my thesis work involves making models of DNA in a computer. The idea is that we make a model of DNA, shoot it with a whole bunch of radiation, and see how many times the DNA breaks. And DNA breaks are worth quantifying as they are one of the origins … Continue reading Building DNA for Monte Carlo physics simulations

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Colour Perception and the Mysterious Fourth Cone Pigment

I recently wrote a little post about a colour recognition plug-in I wrote for OpenCFU. To better tell the difference between colours, I transformed the RGB values in the image into their corresponding L*a*b* so that I could use a reasonable measure of colour difference. With that metric, this image shows the colours in the … Continue reading Colour Perception and the Mysterious Fourth Cone Pigment