Monthly Archives: April 2013

Python Code: GUI for controlling serial port (and live monitoring)

This is a version of the code that I have written to control a microwave power generator in our lab. It uses the package “Tkinter” which comes with the Python distribution for the graphical user interface (GUI). The package “serial” provides all the commands in order to communicate with the serial port of your computer. […]

Introduction to Exoplanets 1

This is the beginning of a series of posts on extrasolar planets. References and further readings are indicated by [number] and can be found at the bottom of the page under “References”. What is an extrasolar planet? An extrasolar planet (or exoplanet) is a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. This leads […]

Let’s start

This is my first post. I’ll need to find out how things work here.