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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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TED: Why Does the Universe Exist?

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
TED: Why Does the Universe Exist?

Why does the Universe exist? That, of course, is the ultimate question. And, as you might imagine, there are many different answers to a question as grand as this one. In this talk Jim Holt, a philosopher and writer, discusses the variety of these answers and how they evolved throughout the history. This starts with […]

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General Relativity in Quotes

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
General Relativity in Quotes

General theory of relativity, once nicely described by one of my lecturers as the equivalent of the Beethoven’s 9th symphony in physics , is undoubtedly one of the pillars of modern physics.  The history of the development of this theory is well documented, so, today, I would like to look at another side of the history of […]

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Kurt Godel and the Limit of Mathematics

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kurt Godel and the Limit of Mathematics

As Mark Colyvan accurately points out in the beginning of this talk, Kurt Godel is less appreciated outside the academic circles than such other giants of science as Einstein, Newton and Darwin, and it’s quite a shame. Kurt Godel is often regarded as one of the most influential logicians, who is famous for the incompleteness […]

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Physics News of the Week: Quantum Grandfather Paradox and Dark Matter

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Quantum Grandfather Paradox and Dark Matter

Another great week has gone by and it’s time to take a look at the top events from the world of physics. As always, here are the top 3 news with corresponding links. If you would like to receive these news straight to your email box, register for our email newsletter here. 1. Time Travel […]

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5 Free Books on String Theory

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Free Books on String Theory

It’s time to add some free books to the grand list of eBooks and the topic of the day is string theory. String theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. Due to flexibility and the ability of potentially solving certain outstanding problems in physics, string theory is often considered as one of the candidates […]

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Physics News of the Week: 2-D Holograms and Spooky Entanglement

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: 2-D Holograms and Spooky Entanglement

The last week of summer is almost done and Physics Database is here to summarize the top physics events. Here are the top 3 physics stories from this week, including the links. For more news visit our news section or register for our email newsletter. 1. Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? (August 26) Do […]

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Oxygen – Breathing the Universe

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oxygen – Breathing the Universe

In this talk Lisa Kewley from the University of Hawaii will discuss the topic of oxygen. We are all familiar with the importance of oxygen for survival on our planet, but, apparently, oxygen plays an important role in astrophysics as well. By investigating the abundance of oxygen and its properties in the universe we can […]

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