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The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

| July 7, 2015 |
The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

What is relativity? “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity,” according to Einstein himself. This little anecdote jokingly illustrates one of the cornerstone predictions of both special and general theories of relativity — time dilation. […]

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Leonard Susskind Misc Lectures

| June 27, 2015 |
Leonard Susskind Misc Lectures

Here we have three great lectures by Leonard Susskind, which do not come as a part of any of his taught courses. The first one, delves into the physical properties of time and the role of it in physics. Susskind introduces the view of time as it might have been seen from the point of […]

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This Week in Physics: Controlling Lightning and Other Curiosities

| June 23, 2015 |
This Week in Physics: Controlling Lightning and Other Curiosities

Quantum Theory: Einstein Saves the Quantum Cat (Jun 16) Einstein’s theory of general relativity will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary. Even after all these years it still captures the imagination of scientists. Researchers have now discovered that this theory can explain yet another puzzling phenomenon: the transition from quantum behavior to our classical, everyday world. The […]

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SETI: Do WIMPs Rule?

| June 22, 2015 |
SETI: Do WIMPs Rule?

What would Dr House (portrayed by the eccentric Hugh Laurie) do if he wasn’t a doctor? Believe it or not, the answer is that he would tackle with the mystery of dark matter (see the show if still haven’t) — the greatest mystery of them all  in his own words. But what makes the puzzle […]

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quantum Physics in Modern Mathematics

| June 21, 2015 |
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quantum Physics in Modern Mathematics

As the old saying goes, the laws of the Universe are written in the language of mathematics. This sentence often ascribed to Galileo illustrates the deep connection between physics and mathematics. When it comes to mathematics, as used by physicists, we often view it as simply a tool required to describe ideas in physics. But […]

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This Week in Physics: Chiral Magnetic Waves and Physics of Basketball

| June 15, 2015 |
This Week in Physics: Chiral Magnetic Waves and Physics of Basketball

New Evidence for Chiral Magnetic Waves (June  8) Researchers from the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a particle accelerator dedicated to exploring nuclear physics and the building blocks of matter, found new evidence for what’s called a “chiral magnetic wave” rippling through the soup of quark-gluon plasma created in an energetic particle smashups. […]

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Introductory Physics Playlist

| June 12, 2015 |
Introductory Physics Playlist

Here we have another great lecture playlist with videos covering such topics as acceleration, Galilean invariance, relativity, Newton’s laws, pendulums and more. As always, fore more similar lectures, check out the links below and register for our email newsletter. Avi Rabinowitz | More videos

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Free Biology Books

| June 6, 2015 |
Free Biology Books

Here we have a full list of free biology books. The selection includes free textbooks, lecture notes, lecture slides and a few popular science books. For more free books visit our full list of free science books. If you find something that is not supposed to be here, please report it using this form. A […]

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