A post discussing the Einstein equation, the systems for which it can be solved exactly as well as the techniques used to find approximate solutions to more complicated spacetimes.
A short post discussing the possible existence of intermediate mass black holes and why we want to find them.
A post explaining the research area of my new PhD – gravitational wave emission from binary sources, their detection and the key insights they provide into the nature of gravity.
A post explaining the fuzzball, believed by string theorists to be the true quantum description of a black hole. The theory seeks to resolve the famous information paradox and eliminate the existence of troublesome singularities at the centre of black holes.
A post describing Einstein-Cartan theory; an alternative to Einstein’s General Relativity which could more closely describe the universe, as well as removing some of the big problems posed by general relativity.
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 […]