Music

The Physics of the Violin

Diana Battefeld, Diva, (80x60cm), 2018, [Oil on canvas]. In playing the violin, it may be instructive to know what is going physically when the fingers are pressed upon the fingerboard and the bow slides on the string to carry the right kind of sound.  From a purely physical point of view, when a string vibrates …

Painting of the Week

Butterfly

Diana Battefeld, Butterfly, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of NGC 6302, photographed by NASA’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team. Aleksander Friedmann did not live to see the impact of his discovery. He died in 1925. The significance of his work was not appreciated until two years …

Painting of the Week

Black Hole Jet

Diana P. Battefeld, Genie, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After a composite image NASA/CXC/CfA D.Evans et al, NASA/STScI, STFC/JBO/MERLIN. This painting depicts a jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy, which deflects it. This false color image combines X-rays (purple), optical and ultraviolet (red and orange) …

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