- B.Sc. at the University of Cape Town, 2006, in Physics and Mathematics
- B.Sc. Honours at the University of Cape Town, 2007, in Theoretical Physics
- M.Sc. with distinction at the University of Cape Town, 2009, in Chemistry
- Excitation transfer in photosythetic system. For more information please see
A little Latex classA new Kindle 3 has prompted me to write a basic latex class that can produce pdfs in the correct size and format. The class file can be found here along with an example pdf. Care must be taken with equations as the small Kindle screen width often results in them running off the page. The page size may be a little small for the dx, but the class file can easily be modified for a sligtly larger screen.
Video formats for presentationsAfter making some animations for papers and presentations, I have spent time finding the best codecs for different uses. As expected, for high quality videos, it’s best to use the H264 codec due to it’s excellent compression. On the other hand, this codec usually requires some additional software to be installed before it will play on most computers.
After some experimentation it is clear that the best codec to use for playback across most platforms in both Keynote and Powerpoint is mpeg1. This usually means larger file sizes, but videos can be played without installing extra codecs in both QuickTime and Windows Media Player. I’ve written a short tcsh script for encoding with ffmpeg 0.4.8, available here.