A brief introduction to the biggest contender for a unified theory – a 2000 word introduction to string theory requiring no mathematics.
A brief introduction to the weird world of quantum computing. Learn how a small number of quibits can quickly transform into something wonderfully complex.
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.
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.
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?
The idea of reality only existing when observed has been discussed heavily – but should the reality humans know be dependent on us logging it? We investigate what the world really looks like behind your back.
Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar. And doesn’t.
There may be more than one way to skin a cat; but why are we skinning cats at all?