In this post we consider the details of light, particularly the path it takes from A to B. Elementary science tells us this should be a straight line, so this should be a short article?
An explanation of the meaning of the various quantum numbers. My aim is to over time make the site self sufficient, so when we reference something like a quantum number there is somewhere else the readers can be directed which will give an explanation for those who need it.
A longer discursive post, highlighting one of the strangest features of quantum mechanics – quantum entanglement. No mathematical ability is required, with only a little simple probability.
A technical post exploring simple harmonic motion. Some knowledge of mathematics is required for full comprehension – but don’t let that put you off. We are always on hand to answer any questions.
This post is written due as a follow up to my fleeting mention of symmetry breaking in my last post. Symmetry is very simple when spoken of with regard to […]
On 14 March 2013, CERN announced the discovery of a particle with the qualities theorized by Peter Higgs (above) in the 1960s. The discovery of the Higgs boson was arguably one of the most significant experimental results in the history of particle physics, confirming why certain particles have mass and others do not.
Cryogenics is something that feels like the property of science fiction yet here we are, grappling with a possible pathway to the far future.
Entropy is the level of disorder – but that definition can lead to some misleading ideas. Sometimes it is easier to think of it as being the tendency for things to wander over time. I hate to use this phrase, but it is a tendency towards randomness.
Today I venture into opinion based writing once more, as I express old views in light new events. Inherent in the nature of this post I do not present absolute fact.
What really is a coincidence? Is there one unified way in which all of the coincidences in the universe can be understood, or are we left with an uncomfortable illusion of luck?