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Best photo of me and my dad. At Machu Picchu, 2010

Me and my girlfriend Diana in Costa Rica 2013.
Eric Reichwein, Pole-jam Drop
Photo by Splies
Richard Feynman
Photo by caltech
Eric Reichwein, 50-50 Pull In at Potrero
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Space Shuttle Program
Photo courtesy of NASA and SDAS
Eric - Frontside 50-50
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Best comic, straight up: XKCD
Eric Reichwein, Front 5-0, Berkeley
Photo by Splies

Great Portrait of Computer Wizard Donald Knuth.
He, along with Dennis Ritchie and Alan Turing
are my CS idols.

 

WELCOME TO ERIC REICHWEIN'S WEBPAGE

Eric is currently an undergraduate at the University of California Santa Cruz studying physics with a concentration experimental condensed matter physics. This website is built using mainly HTML with some PHP, Python and JavaScript. Eric likes science, mathematics, skateboarding, surfing, mountaineering, traveling, biking, programming, eating, sleeping, drinking, and listening to music (he has as much musical talent as nails on a chalkboard). Here you can find physics resources, skateboarding pictures, more skateboard pictures and video's, awesome adventure pictures and videos, and much more. Eric is the creator of this web page, so yes Eric is typing this sentence. I bounce around between first and third person. Don't ask me why because I don't know. Eric showcases some of his skateboarding here because skateboarding is pure physics. He does not do any tricks without first drawing a free body diagram, labeling all the forces, and applying Newton's Laws. For more technical maneuvers he uses Hamiltonian mechanics. Feel free to contact him at his email ereichwe@ucsc.edu.

UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


Eric Has Taken a Summer Position at LBNL!

Eric is working with Dr. Alexei Federov on a new beam line at the Advanced Light Source in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We will building a new end station for spin-ARPES!! Spin-ARPES is similiar to ARPES except for now we can determine the spin of the photoelectrons ejected from the samples. This position is for the summer and so he will only be contributing his efforts to the setup and construction of the detector/end station. Learn more about ARPES via the research page and stay tune for updates on the project!


Eric Graduated from UC Santa Cruz!!

On June 15th 2014, Eric Joseph Reichwein graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BS in Physics with University Honors and Highest Honors in the major.The last requirement to get his degree ws to write a thesis. He has spent the last year and a half working with Gey-Hong Gweon studying topoloical states of Bi2Se3. Check out his thesis titled: A Complete Analysis of the Intrinsic Properties of the Topological States in Bi2Se3 By Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy in the topological insulator section of the research page. I hope someone out there might find it interesting or find some use of it!


Physics 116A and 134 Resources!

Check out the Physics 116A and the Physics 134 resources on the courses page! For Physics 134 (Advanced Lab) I posted first drafts and second drafts with explanations of my improvements for the first two labs (XRF and ESR) and the only draft of the XRD lab. For Physics 116A (mathematical methods) I posted a practice midterm that covers series, complex algebra and analysis, and special functions. I will work on a final, but the Professor's is really good and better to study from than mine (he makes the test!). Also, note 116B's resources have some random (handwritten) solutions to Boas Chapters 8,9,14. Good luck to everyone!


Lottery Prediction Program!


I am currently working on a lottery number prediction system using Scipy. I know that sounds absurd. Well it is. I am doing it just for the heck of it (and to improve my web development skills). The program will automatically run every time winning lottery numbers are updated, and I will check them against my programs predicted numbers. I am not going to buy tickets, just see if my numbers ever match. I hope to make an interactive platform some day for users to easily go through the previous numbers and data. Here are the rules for the Powerball. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1:175,223,510. Good luck!!

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Why Skateboarding?


New Video, Old Footage


Filmed and edited by Matthew Schmidt. Guest appearance by Moose, Angel Saucedo, John Jarvis Longyear. Song is some Whitney Houston classic.

Woman Scientist/Engineer of the Day!


They can do it! (have and are doing it)
This took me a while to figure out. So if you want to do this (or something of this nature like quote of the day) here are the steps I took to make this: First I downloaded a list of all woman scientists on wikipedia. I parsed the list leaving only /wiki/TheName. Then on my web server I wrote a python script that reads every line of the html page (that you are reading from now). If it gets to a point that has special sequence of characters. It then replaces those characters with the link in the href and writes a new html file with everything the same as previously except the new link. This python script gets called by a cronjob. How you do cronjob is just by calling the cron table by typing "crontab -e" and place a new cronjob in the cronfile. Here is a link on how to do cronjobs

2D Band Structure Calculation


This is a 2D band structure calculation. As the movie plays we are seeing energy bands of increasing band number (energy). This was part of the homework in physics 231: Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics taught by Professor Josh Deutsch. You find other cool simulations and programs by clicking the programming link.

Bro Mod Promo! Video Dropping Soon


Physics 6C Spring 2013: Introductory Physics III


I am excited to be the MSI learning assistant for physics 6C 2013. I have set up the physics reources web page to be as useful and convenient for the all of you. As I make new resources I will upload them to the physics 5C/6C section. Just a heads up: This quarter is probably the most important for physics 6 course you will take. I know this doesn't say much to all the Bio and other non-physics majors but I assure you its true. All Biological processes can be explained using physics. Some of which you will learn in this course. Here is a great description of the elctrostatic force in DNA replication. The paper is HERE(broken link sorry!) , and here are some applications at the University of Washington St. Louis. This an extra section in Douglas Giancoli's Intro to Physics textbook (chapter 21 section 12). Giancoli is probably the best intro physics text since Haliday and Resnick, in my honest opinion. REMEMBER that this is a simplified model. DNA replication is a quantum mechanical process at it's core and cannot be considered classically. But then again biology is not my strong point. Biologists help a physicist out please.
And God said..

I thoroughly enjoyed tutoring the physics 6 series. You guys are awesome! Enjoy your summer break! And to those who are graduating Congratulations!!!!


Physics 5B 2013: Introductory Physics II


This was a fantastic quarter! Everyone worked really hard. Now it is time to go enjoy spring break! I wish it were more than a week long since y'all put so much effort into this course (You deserve like a month of spring break). It is a really import course as wave mechanics is basically quantum mechanics. All resources are posted in the Physics 5B section in the physics courses page.


Physics 5A 2012: Introductory Physics I


Good work everyone! You guys deserve a restful winter break after a tough first quarter of physics. All resources (plus some extra ones) are posted in the Physics 5Aresource section.