|Time Frame||Summer 2013|
Mustafa Afzal Saeed spent this June all about appreciating the simplest of techniques to provide the answer to the toughest of conundrums. He worked on reconstructing Ole Roemer’s technique to calculate the speed of light. The technique comprised of measuring the variations in the apparent periods of Io (one of Jupiter’s moons), calculating the distance between Earth and Jupiter at those respective measurements, and calculating the speed of light by dividing the extra distance the Earth moves between successive observations of Io, by the additional time Io took to complete one period. The subsequent Matlab Program that was created churned up a value of ‘c’ which was 85% of its actual value. This project, however, will be refined and polished in the months to come. Outcome: Work continues.