About

Hey, my name is Jan Adelsbach, I’m a currently 27 year old science fanatic from Saarland Germany. I have two B. Sc. (Hons) degrees which I did at the Open University:

  • B. Sc. (Hons) Open
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Mathematics

I currently work as research associate at an university institute and as an allrounder at a marketing agency.

You can reach me at jan [at] jadelsbach [dot] de.

Education

University

My specialities are mathematical optimization and numerical algorithms. Though I also specialized in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism as part of my studies.

MOOCs

I occassionaly do MOOCs for fun, here is a list of MOOCs I got certificates or statement of acomplishments for:

Where What Date
edX ANU-ASTRO1x: Greates Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe June 20th, 2014
edX ANU-ASTRO2x: Exoplanets September 20th, 2014
edX ANU-ASTRO3x: The Violent Universe August 26th, 2015
edX PHYS201x: Waves & Optics December 19th, 2014
edX HYPERS301.x: Hypersonics - from shock waves to scramjets August 3rd, 2015
edX ME209.1x: Thermodynamics July 10th, 2015
edX TBOMx: The Business of Mining August 1st, 2015
edX HumBio101x: Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues August 17th, 2015
edX CSE167x: Computer Graphics February 26th, 2016
Stepik Linear Algebra: Problems and Methods September 21th, 2017
Stepik Data Structures June 15th, 2018
OpenLearn Discovering chemistry (Badged) June 24th, 2020
OpenLearn Risk management (Badged) November 1st, 2020

My Facilities

Datacenter

Rack 1

Since fall 2009 I have a dedicated G.SHDSL (since 2017 or so it’s symmetric ADSL) internet connection for my basement based datacentre which I use to host my private endeavors including this website.

Also I do have two Silicon Graphic Origin 2000 Supercomputers. They work fine but I don’t usually power them up especially since they take a tremendous amount of energy (that’s for one module out of two in a rack! And there is also the MMSC controller and a disk array per rack with their own power supplies as well) and heat up the rooms quite fast. For playing with IRIX I have a smaller Origin 200 as well however.

Picture of one of my Racks and my Origin 2000’s

Workshop

Workshop

I have a small metal working workshop, consiting of:

  • Mill with DRO (SK30)
  • Drill Press (MK2)
  • Metal Band Saw
  • Sheet Bender/Cutter/Roller (250mm)
  • Sheet Bender (600mm)

Microscopy

Workshop

I have a small microscopy lab consisting of the following normal microscopes:

  • Hertel & Reuss CN-hf
    • monocular head
    • 3x turret
    • 4x, 10x 50x acromatic
  • Hertel & Reuss CN-hf
    • trinocular head
    • 4x turret
    • 4x, 10x, 40x, 60x acromatic
    • XY-table
    • Abbe condenser
    • 30W tungesten sodium lamp (dimmable)
  • МБС-10 (MBC-10) Stereomicroscope
    • full standard set
    • МБ-10 photohead
    • ОИ-19 illuminator

Astronomy

Moon

I have a 160/900mm Newton Reflector and an older 1960’s japanese 60/700mm Tasco Refractor.

Electronics

Electronic Laboratory

I have everything required for electronics with exception of a good LCR meter and a spectrum analyzer.

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