Rhys Taylor's home page
Science, Art and Data Visualisation

3rd October 2023

The updates continue with a first draft of the data visualisation pages. Currently these describe various techniques and pitfalls of turning radio astronomy data into pretty pictures. In the near future I'll probably add specific projects here too.

29th September 2023

I'm pronouncing the first major section of this revamped website complete. The science pages cover all the significant stuff I'm involved with, from specific discoveries to data reduction techniques. My approach here has been to add (a) things I think people will find interesting, or at least what I find interesting, and (b) all the stuff I've learned the hard way, that if it exists at all on the internet is either impossible to find or buried deep in highly technical jargon-nonsense. I'll probably revise a lot of the text on these pages in due course, but for now, the important stuff is at least there, if not always quite as readable as I might like.

Next up will be data visualisation, followed by code and finally the restoration of the art pages. In the meantime, I'm pleased to note that the old pages are all still accessible (including files !) via the wayback machine. Here's a link to the site as it was in December 2022, shortly before the old interface was retired and it was impossible for me to make any updates.

25th August 2023 : The ascent continues

Today sees the publication of the "Research Experiences" section, a.k.a. my C.V. I don't know if this will really be of any interest to anyone but it seems like a good idea to have it online. I'm hoping this will make it easier for me to update whenever I do something C.V.-worthy... usually I have to dredge my memory every year for the annual report to try and remember what it was that I did that year.

Astute visitors will notice the Source Extraction page is still under construction. That's coming next, followed by a Data Visualisation section.

18th August 2023 : We have lift-off...

Of a sort. In the interest in having something that's not a deathly void or mere placeholder, I've scrambled together a bunch of essential science pages. Keep in mind that this is an ongoing process and there are many statements referring to sections that don't yet exist. But at least there's something here beyond a mere placeholder "under construction" message, even if it is still very much under construction !

This rebooted version of my website, redesigned for the first time since 2008 (!) is much more science-oriented than the previous incarnation, which better reflects my main activities these days. Unlike my overly-lengthy blog posts, the sites here are intended to be short introductions to what I do and are aimed at a general astronomy-interested audience. Lots of this will probably be re-written...

Missing content

This site used to include all kinds of other stuff : Project Orion, visualising volumetric FITS files in Blender (FRELLED !), an annoying gif of the Solar System vortex, various renderings of the Arecibo telescope, and a bunch of Python scripts. And it's all coming back, I promise. Annoyingly, all the files are still online at their old addresses, but somehow inaccessible via web browsers. I've no idea why this is but a solution will be found one way or the other. Most likely I'll just re-upload and re-link everything.

If you were looking for any of that stuff - or anything else you think I might know about - you can contact me at feedback@rhysy.net (the contact form below is a placeholder and not yet properly operational). You can also find me at various places listed here - I'm active on the blogs and at diaspora.