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Physics News of the Week: The Strangeness of Photons and Cats

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: The Strangeness of Photons and Cats

This week, as always, some amazing physics papers were released, so here’s a quick summary including the links to original articles. For more news register for our email newsletter here. 1. Photons Weave Their Way Through the Triple Slit (Sep 25) A recent paper by the scientists from the Raman Research Institute and Indian Institute of Science […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

How did the universe begin? It seems that every school of thought and religion has its own answer. The favourite answer of Christians is, of course, “God did it”. Buddhism offers, in my mind, a more elegant explanation — there was no beginning, nor there will be an end. Meanwhile, the favourite answer of most […]

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5 Free Matlab Tutorials

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Free Matlab Tutorials

Matlab, while originally intended primarily for numerical computing, is invaluable in sciences and math. It offers an intuitive way of solving mathematical problems analytically and numerically, plotting interactive 2-D and 3-D plots, programming and so much more. So, given that Matlab is one of the easiest softwares/programming languages to learn by yourself, here are 5 […]

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Brian Greene: The State of String Theory

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brian Greene: The State of String Theory

In this talk Brian Greene, an American theoretical physicists specialising in string theory, discusses this amazingly complex part of physics. This includes a short introduction and history of string theory and the current state of affairs. As Greene discusses, string theory is one of the candidates for the ultimate theory for everything, however, we have […]

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Physics News of the Week: Zero Friction Quantum Engine and IgNobel Prizes

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Zero Friction Quantum Engine and IgNobel Prizes

Another great autumn week has passed and it’s time once again to take a look at the top news of physics. Here are the top 3 news stories with corresponding links. To receive these news straight to your inbox, register for our email newsletter here. 1. Zero Friction Quantum Engine Designed (Sep 16) In real […]

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SETI: Artists Imaging Exoworlds

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
SETI: Artists Imaging Exoworlds

This video from SETI features a panel of artists, who are experts in visualising the alien worlds. Although it is hard to believe, art plays an important role in science and eduction. An important part of learning about the newly discovered planets is being able to visualise how they look, what colours dominate the landscape […]

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TEDx: Nature of Mathematics

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
TEDx: Nature of Mathematics

In this video Michael Randy Gabel discusses the nature of mathematics in terms of such concepts as theory, proof, theorem and conjecture. This is done in the context of modern education in mathematics — Gabel discusses how even a little change in the methods of teaching could highly increase the quality of mathematical education. Finally, […]

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Physics News of the Week: Meteorite Leaves a Crater in Managua + the Pilot Wave Theory

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Meteorite Leaves a Crater in Managua + the Pilot Wave Theory

The 2nd week of autumn has passed and it’s time to review the physics news of the week. As always, here are the top 3 news stories including links to original articles. To receive these news straight to your inbox, register for our email newsletter here. 1.  Meteorite Leaves a Crater in Managua (Sep 8) […]

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