Newtonian Funding

Research funding in the UK is very transparent. In fact you can access details of every RCUK (Research Councils UK) funded project through their online gateway. Like a lot of UK government data the content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated. The Newton Fund is part of the UK's …

Spinning Stars

Stars spin - and the rate at which they spin has a profound affect on their health.  So measuring the rotation of different types of stars is an important pass-time for astronomers who like that kind of thing (i.e. stars). Fortunately stellar rotation is something that can even be measured directly from their time dependent …

Predicting the Future

One of the most well known examples of using Gaussian Process Modelling for forward prediction is the application described in Rasmussen & Williams, which shows the prediction for the future of atmospheric CO2 levels. When the book was written, the prediction showed the increase in CO2 concentration continuing at roughly the same rate. However, things …