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Optical Model -- P.E. Hodgson

The nuclear optical model is a complex-valued potential used for modelling the scattering from a nucleus. I recently ran across a very nice introduction to the ideas of the optical model, by P. 122 more words


Are the eyes of giant squid unusually large?

Giant squid are arguably one of the most fascinating and enigmatic marine organisms. We just don’t know much about their natural history and morphology at all, and the little that we do know makes them even more interesting: their enormous size, their big eyes (only matched by the extinct ichthyosaurs in terms of absolute size), their preferred habitat at great depth, the epic ‘battles’ with sperm whale (see photo below). 745 more words