Category Archives: Personal

Cat-turning in the Washington Post!

Those who have followed this blog for a while know that I have a fascination with the physics and history of “cat-turning,” the ability of a cat to turn over and land on its feet even when it falls with … Continue reading

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A personal note

Those who have been following me on this blog or on social media recently know that I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately and have had trouble focusing on writing, or work in general.  About 3 months ago, my … Continue reading

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“Singular Optics” is available for pre-order!

Those who know me well know that I’ve been working hard for several years on a new optics textbook.  Well, I can finally say that it is available for pre-order on Amazon!  The book is Singular Optics, by me: Gregory … Continue reading

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9 years of Skulls in the Stars

Today, it turns out, is the 9 year anniversary of my first post here at “Skulls in the Stars,” titled “Educate or Bust!”  This post title, like the title of the blog itself, came from a story by Robert E. … Continue reading

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Some more skydiving videos!

While I’m working on some new physics blog posts, here’s a couple of more skydiving videos that I took with a GoPro!

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New skydiving camera helmet!

After about six months off, I’ve finally gotten back into the air… into freefall, that is!  I haven’t been jumping for a while thanks to a combination of reasons, probably in large part to wanting to work on my singular … Continue reading

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Introducing Full Professor SkySkull!

For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, I thought I should share the news here: I received word from my department chair today that my promotion to Full Professor of Physics and Optical Science at UNCC was approved! If … Continue reading

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