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.
How deep does the rabbit hole go? Explore the basic theoretical underpinnings for information theory and how this leads to some challenging theories of reality.
Today I intend to present an elegant piece of mathematics which through it’s simplicity can give insight into seemingly disordered systems, along with producing imagery that looks more like a magic eye than mathematics.
A post which explores whether we could be just a brain in a vat whose experience is simulated. We explore ideas of the senses, dreams and the matrix.
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?
The science behind the spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis a.k.a Northern Lights. This mystical display of colours may be better left to childhood imagination but in the name of science we shall explain its true origin.
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.
Today we have a simple post which will break down Newton’s laws of motion so even the layman can understand them inside out (hopefully). Mathematical formula will be introduced, though no previous knowledge of mathematics is required to follow this through.
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.
Today we follow on from the first in the series on Black Holes (#1 Falling In) and talk about how black holes aren’t thought to be that black after all with the idea of Hawking Radiation. The post will then cover how, as a result of this radiation black holes are thought to evaporate and as a result shrink!