🌼 “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo
Hey friends & nerds! Welcome to the Sunday Science Newsletter – in this newsletter we explore & discuss strategies, systems & tools that help us become better, smarter and more effective scientists, gadgeteers and thinkers.
❤️ Weekly Favourite Things
🎬 My Favourite Video
Courses – Explore your creativity with classes in illustration, photography, design, productivity and more!
💡Introduction to OpenFOAM: Finite Volume Discretization in OpenFOAM
💻 Visualizing the Power of the World’s Supercomputers
⚛️ How to become a GOOD Theoretical Physicist
Great article written by Nobel prize winner Gerard 't Hooft (Physics 1999).
🤖 AI vs. Humans
💻 Engineering Tool of the Week – Z88AURORA
Z88Aurora® identifies the graphical user interface for the finite element method program Z88, whose solver kernels are developed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg. It is are freeware software project and can be downloaded right here. Certainly only as long as supplies last 😉
📚 Book of the Week
Scientific Visualization: Python + Matplotlib
This book is organized into 4 parts. The first part considers the fundamental principles of the Matplotlib library. This includes reviewing the different parts that constitute a figure, the different coordinate systems, the available scales and projections, and the authors also introduce a few concepts related to typography and colors.
The second part is dedicated to the actual design of a figure. After introducing some simple rules for generating better figures, the book then go on to explain the Matplotlib defaults and styling system before diving on into figure layout organization.
The authors then explore the different types of plot available and see how a figure can be ornamented with different elements. The third part is dedicated to more advanced concepts, namely 3D figures, optimization, animation and toolkits.
Lastly, the fourth and final part is a collection of showcases and their analysis.
🙃 Meme of the Week
If you get this, you’re an engineer. 😉
🎬 Animation of the Week
✍️ Closing Remarks
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See you next week and in the meantime, make sure to keep engineering your mind! 🧠