Resources for Foley Lab Members
This is page is meant to be a repository of useful information for Foley Lab members. There is a growing list of YouTube tutorials meant to familiarize you with some of the basics of computational work, including how to remotely access the Foley Lab computers, how to edit files on a Linux machine, how to plot data with gnuplot, etc. More general external resources are also provided below.
Tutorial One: Remote Access to Foley Lab Computers using ssh
Tutorial Two: Remote Access to Foley Lab Computers using sftp
Tutorial Three: Editing text files with Vim
Tutorial Four: Plotting data with gnuplot
Tutorial Five: Basic github usage (Coming Soon)
Tutorial Six: Variational Method applied to the Harmonic Oscillator with Python:
– Part 2: Implementing Basic Tools
– Part 3: Putting it all together
- Tutorial Seven: Wavepacket Dynamics with Python:
– Part 2: Expansion of Initial Gaussian Wavepacket
– Part 3: Animating the dynamics (Coming Soon)
- Tutorial Eight: Basic LaTeX use
Foley Lab Project Status Report - To be used by Foley Lab members to track progress on their research projects - MANDATORY FOR SENIOR RESEARCH STUDENTS!
Cheat sheet for common Linux/Vim commands
- Intermediate Git tutorial by Dr. Raman Shah
– Part 1:
– Part 2:
– Part 3:
– Part 4:
Being an effective researcher in the Foley Lab should be mutually beneficial - your efforts should
contribute to your own intellectual and professional growth, and they should also further the research goals of the Foley Lab.
This situation doesn’t arise by accident; it takes communication, planning, and purposeful effort from all parties.
Below are some resources from people that have been influential in how I think about purposeful effort, persistence, and planning in research.
Prof. George Whitesides’ guide to writing a scientific paper
Other Useful Resources:
Time evolution of a Gaussian Wavepacket
Python code to generate animation of Energy Eigenstate 3 for PIB