Pink! Part 2

Dear everyone, and happy Saturday - hope you're all enjoying the weekend!
I attended this years first christmas party yesterday, and after a very busy week I was so exhausted I had to leave the party at midnight (and I worked hard to stay that long) - guess that's kind of the price you pay when you try to work hard, play hard. 
The great thing about leaving such a party that early, is that you wake up feeling fantastic the day after 😉 So far today I've been hanging out with Anders (finally!); we stayed forever in bed, and then we went to Colonal Mustard at Alexander Kiellands plass and had brunch, and now he's at the university (working with quantum field theory), and I'm at Espresso House at Majorstuen (preparing for my talks next week - I'm giving a completely new talk on Tuesday, so there is some preparing to do). 
A pretty ok Saturday, I'd say <3
Here are a couple of snaps from last nights party:
- me and Jo -

- just me, and my glass of wine, and my iphone, and the christmas tree... -
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I know yesterday was supposed to be Friday Facts day, and I'm truly sorry there were no facts (or no blogging what so ever :/ ) yesterday - or the week before that! I promise Friday Facts will be back next week, and while you wait I want to give you part 2 of my sister, Carina's guest blog about my favourite colour - PINK! (Part 1 is HERE):

What is a colour?

When light hits something, the energy from the light makes some of the atoms excited. In those atoms an electron jump from it's own ("normal") electron shell (a, in the picture below), to an outer shell (b, in the picture below). The energy, however, isn't enough to keep the electron in the outer electron shell, so it jumps back to it's own, original shell (c, in the picture below). When it jumps back in, energy is released as a lightwave (called a photon). 
In the back of our eyes we have cones that react to these emitted wavelengths. An object might absorb some colours, and those colours are the colours you won't see emitted. White is a mix of all colours, this is what we see when all colours are absorbed, but none are emitted and caught by the cones. Black is the absence of colour, this is what we see if no colours are absorbed, but all are emitted and caught by the cones.  It's just that there isn't any wavelength for pink... 

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PS: I was reminded by someone leaving a comment today, that I haven't told the story about how the neutrino got its name yet - as I promised earlier. I had actually forgot that I wanted to tell this story, so I was happy to be reminded, and I'm planning on telling the story in the week to come 🙂 
Also, don't forget about Question of the month; I'm collecting questions continuously, so if you have a good one, maybe your question will be next...
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4 kommentarer om “Pink! Part 2

  1. Anonym

    Hei! Øver til eksamen for tiden, men blir litt mye facebook osv. Har du noen tips til hvordan man kan motivere seg til eksamner i realfag? Synes jo egentlig det er gøy, bare veldig vanskelig fremdeles, og da er det litt umotiverende at eksamensdatoene er om veldig kort tid.

    PS: Du og Jo er de beste!

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  2. Sunniva

    Hei!
    Facebook er og blir en utfordring når man leser til eksamen... Når det gjelder motibasjon tenker jeg to ting: det ene er å se for deg hvor utrolig deilig det er på eksamen hvis du får et spørsmål og du bare nailer det - det kan jo være en motivator for å lese 🙂 Det andre er et verktøy som jeg bruker, som kalles Pomodoro-teknikken: dette går kort ut på at du skal jobbe med én ting (hva nå enn det er) i 25 minutter, og så skal du ha 5 minutters pause. I de 25 minuttene skal du jobbe uavbrutt - dvs at det ikke er lov med FB, meldinger, mail eller hva nå enn. Så tar du 5 minutters pause, og da kan du gjøre de andre tingene. Så gjentar du, og etter 4 slike 25+5 skal du ha en lengre pause, på minst ett kvarter (men den kan godt være lengre enn det og - det kan være lunsjpause eller tid for å ta en kaffe med en medstudent eller hva nå enn). Denne teknikken funker veldig for å bli effektiv med tiden! Det er noe med det at det er ikke så vanskelig å bestemme seg for å ikke gå på FB i de 25 minuttene, for det er liksom så kort tid, men samtidig er det helt utrolig hva man får utført ved å disiplinere tiden på denne måten. Selv har jeg en Pomodoro-app på telefonen, og denne bruker jeg hver eneste dag (har tenkt å skrive litt mer om denne, men nå har jeg i alle fall nevnt teknikken for deg 🙂 )

    PS: Tusen takk for det! <3

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