Week Six: Rainy Days

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Friday, July 9, 2021


Jesse Zeldes

This past week has been one of the rainiest on record in the Northeast, so I've been cooking lots to keep myself sane indoors. Six weeks into the program, I think I can officially say that rheology has corrupted the way I think about cooking almost completely. Yesterday, I caught myself at the last moment before sticking my hand into a hot sauce I was making to try to perform a standard rheological test for viscoelasticity where you try to create a strand of the fluid between two fingers.

At work, I've been working on a couple of projects at the same time. I'm writing another Soft Matter Blog post, which should be coming out shortly, as well as a couple of different kinds of video content. I've been teaching myself more about photo and video editing, and have found that I really love the process. There is something so satisfying about making small changes step by step, then getting to zoom out and see how they have compounded to make a huge change.

I've been starting to think a little bit about the end-of-summer presentations that we get to do. I'm super excited to get to present some of the work that we've been doing with an audience of other students and mentors. And I'm super excited to get to hear more in-depth about other student's work. I always love hearing about other people's work.

Until next time,


Jesse Zeldes