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?
Manifolds are a wonderful embodiment of how a mathematical construct can reveal so much about the world around us.
My personal silence is broken; I must apologise for the low level of activity on my part I have been very busy finishing up the first year of my second […]
Carl Sagan once said “the cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, and all there ever will be”. Statements like this deserve to be repeated; the kind of […]
I read something the other day, in material I had paid for which caused my great anguish. In explaining the concept of infinity it was written “[infinity] is the largest […]