Zahid Ansari

Dates: 26-May to 2-June

Project: Ultraviolet Photography of Flowers and Critters on the Cheap

Zahid is working on modifying his old digital camera to image in the UV to be able to see the pollinator attractor features of flowers that are visible to bees. To make it more challenging, he has set a budget of £250 for the kit. He also hopes to have a play (I mean conduct serious scientific experiments) with fluorescence of plants and critters.

Bio: Zahid is a grey haired engineer with a limited attention span, who having got bored of design and manufacture of computer chips, has spent the last several years working on DNA based medical diagnostic device and other sensors. Not able to deal with good weather, after almost 20 years in Northern California, he moved to Cambridge, England in 2000.