To mark their 40th anniversary, we tell the story of the Voyager missions. Twin spacecrafts launched in 1977 that have travelled further than any human object, out into the depths of interstellar space and are still reaching for the stars.
Today we will present the basics of Group Theory. Group Theory is essential to theoretical physics as it examines the symmetries of nature to uncover fundamental connections and patterns within the universe.
Revisiting the theme of time we explain the geometry of spacetime and explore the special quantity known as ‘proper time’. A qualitative post which includes the use of simple graphs.
Today I’ll be looking forward just over a decade and pulling out what are believed to be 10 of the biggest scientific advancements of tomorrow. Hold on tight things are about to get exciting.
A post which explains the five main laws which govern the quantum world. The post is purely qualitative and requires no use of mathematics.
A post presenting a scientific tool known as thought experiment. Pros and cons will be given alongside examples of noteworthy thought experiments across the ages. Let’s go inside the mind.
A post about the Event Horizon Telescope and its recent efforts to capture the first ever image of the Black Hole at the center of our galaxy.
The life of a star is brilliant, furious and explosive. Today we will recount the journeys of the different types of stars, from birth until death.
Whether or not we have a free will is an age old question in philosophy. Today we discuss whether we are truly in control of our decisions and whether our future is a genuine uncertainty.
In 1915 Gravitational Waves were predicted by Einstein as a product of his theory of general relativity and in 2015, on the theory’s 100th anniversary, their existence was verified. Find out what all the fuss about and how the long awaited detection came about.