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Welcome to HyperDeath, the website of Christopher Benton. (If you are wondering about the name "Hyperdeath", it ultimately derives its name from a joke on the TV series Futurama.) I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Invert Centre (part of the University of Bath), where I study ionospheric scintillation, and its effects on GPS navigation.

This website is essentially a mixture of random things I wanted to put on the web.

Astronomy

Demote
Earth

The campaign to remove Earth's status as a planet, and demote it to a Cis-Jovian Dwarf-Planet. [Offsite]

 

Astronomically
Corrected Flags

A selection of national flags "corrected" for astronomical errors.

Chemistry

Pyrotechnic Stoichiometry
Calculator

Calculate the optimum fuel to oxidiser ratio of a pyrotechnic composition.

 

Readily Available
Chemicals

How to obtain a wide range of laboratory chemicals from everyday sources.

Crankology

The Spaceman
Emulator

Generate messages in the style of anti-relativity usenet kook, "Spaceman".

 

The
Kookometer

A device for rating the idiocy of online kooks, trolls and crackpots. [Offsite]

Mathematics

Line Fan
Moiré Patterns

An interesting graphical effect occuring when lines are closely drawn on a raster.

 

Physics

Solitons in
Raman Media

Offshoot of my PhD thesis concerning solitons supported by the Raman effect.

 

Solitons in Silicon
Photonic Wires

Online version of my PhD thesis. (PDF version also available.)