A post qualitatively explaining the main ideas behind the AdS/CFT correspondence. The breakthroughs in theoretical physics due to the theory are outlined along with the consequences for how we view our universe.
A continuation in the series on Black Holes, examining the inner horizon known as the Cauchy Horizon and its implications on space and time.
A brief introduction to the biggest contender for a unified theory – a 2000 word introduction to string theory requiring no mathematics.
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.
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.
Today we talk about the field, a concept fundamental to physics. We explain what it is and how it has transformed our understanding of nature.
Two months ago I posted on how the theory of Special Relativity refutes the idea of a universal present moment. Today I put forward the arguments which seek to push back and restore our intuitive notion of an objective flow of time and the present.
Ever wondered what would happen if you had the nasty fate of falling into a black hole or what you would see happen if you were at a safe distance watching your friend fall in? Well read on and find out…
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?