Hello again, world! I unfortunately contracted covid after a long 2+ years of managing to evade it, and it very much sucked. But, now, I am back to work as normal - except that the Congressman currently has covid, so maybe not ~completely~ normal.
This has been a very productive week for me in terms of the internship. As the end of the summer draws closer, I am thinking about everything I need to wrap up in the next three weeks, and I know that there isn’t enough time.
During this week, I continued improving our reservoir computer training algorithm for the Lorenz system. I carried on using the output weight matrix averaging technique to model the Lorenz equations based on a set of initial conditions and parameters, then producing a Power Spectral Density (PSD
I started this week off at home. After a strong return from Fourth of July at work, I picked up my mom from the airport. It was nice to see her after her long trip to India. I returned to DC on Tuesday and spent Wednesday recording a panel and working on the budget project.
This week kicked off with a lot of math. To understand exactly how we extract the two-photon absorption and optical Kerr effect values out of the data taken, Jared helped walk me through all the math which took us several hours. It all makes sense now!
This week I worked on putting together data from multiple papers. I collected O/H and C/O ratio abundances for one table in a text file. Then I converted the table to a latex and fits format. It was relatively simple but there was a lot of papers to look at.
This week I tested my program with our last year’s physicists and teachers data. I had to edit/add some columns to match our newly designed signup form. The program was working nicely. will be meeting with my supervisor next and see if I need to add something more for the final program.