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Physics News of the Week: First Landing on a Comet and More

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: First Landing on a Comet and More

It’s Sunday again and we take a look at the top research news from last week. Here are top 3 stories plus some links for extra reading. If you would like to receive these news and other physics related stuff straight to your email box register for our email newsletter. 1. Rosetta Scientists Land a […]

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Quantum Mechanics and Spacetime in 21st Century

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Quantum Mechanics and Spacetime in 21st Century

In this video from the Perimeter Institute public lecture series, Dr Nima Arkani-Hamed discusses our understanding of quantum mechanics and the physics of spacetime and how this understanding will likely evolve in the 21st century. This includes a detailed discussion of how we arrived to where we are now and what major obstacles must be […]

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Mysteries of Matter at the LHC

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mysteries of Matter at the LHC

Two years ago the elusive Higgs Boson was finally detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Now, when the detection has been confirmed many times and the prizes have been awarded, we can look back and ponder about the role that the Higgs plays in the Standard Model. In this video Dr Pippa Wells, who was the Inner […]

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Physics News of the Week: Mysteries of Dark Matter and Quantum Mechanics

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Mysteries of Dark Matter and Quantum Mechanics

Another week has gone by and it’s time to review the top research done throughout the week. As always, here are the top 3 news stories with corresponding links, plus some additional news. If you would like to receive these news and other free stuff straight to your email, register for our email newsletter. 1. […]

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SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

In this SETI talk Dr. Peter Jenniskens gives an update on what we know about the comet Siding Spring (which passed Mars on October 19). Jekkinskens also covers the famous meteor shower that accompanied the close passage of the red planet and was detected by several spacecrafts orbiting Mars. Finally, other famous close encounters with comets are discussed. […]

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5 Free Astronomy Books

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Free Astronomy Books

Here we have a list of 5 free astronomy books, which includes a couple of textbooks, as well as lecture notes on various topics in astronomy. For more free books on astronomy, visit our free astronomy book section and the full list of free books. Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology An Introduction to Astronomical Photometry Extragalactic […]

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Physics News of the Week: Dark Future of the Universe

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Dark Future of the Universe

It’s another beautiful Sunday and it’s time to take a look at what’s been going on in the world of physics this week. Here are the top 3 news stories with additional links. If you would like to receive these news to your email box, register for our email newsletter. 1. Can the Wave Function […]

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Our Mathematical Universe

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Our Mathematical Universe

Why is mathematics so spectacularly successful at describing how the universe works? In this talk MIT physics professor Max Tegmark proposes a radical answer: our physical world is not only described by mathematics, but that it is mathematics or, more specifically, it’s a mathematical structure. A natural question then, of course, is what does this tell us […]

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