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From the Depths of arXiv

From the Depths of arXiv

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

arXiv is a bit like The Pirate Bay of scientific publications in a sense that it gives wide access to nearly every paper worthy of your attention. And, believe it or not, it’s absolutely legal. So given that arXiv is full of great papers worthy of your attention, let’s have a look at some bizarre, […]

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Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, many animal species have mastered physics and use it for their advantage. That, of course, is often due to long years of evolution, rather than having a mental faculty of using the laws of physics to their advantage. Interestingly, various animal species have not only mastered physics, but actually taught engineers, […]

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10 Amazing Facts about John Nash

10 Amazing Facts about John Nash

| May 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Saturday was a sad day in the world of mathematics: the renowned mathematician and a Nobel prize winner John Forbes Nash along with his wife Alicia died in a tragic car crash. To remember this unique personality, here are 10 facts about John Nash that you’ve probably never heard before. 1. Nash was an introverted individualist […]

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Why Blue LED’s Are Awesome

Why Blue LED’s Are Awesome

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

So recently the 2014 Nobel prize in physics has been jointly awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes. “So what’s the big deal with blue LED’s?” you might be asking right now. This short article will take a look at the importance of LED’s in general […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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General Relativity in Quotes

General Relativity in Quotes

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Power of the Prism and the Nature of Light

Power of the Prism and the Nature of Light

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most fascinating things about modern physics is that this apparently highly complex and abstract branch of science is, for the most part, based upon very simple and elegant principles. A good example would be simple harmonic motion, which, in mathematics and physics, describes periodic motion. Even though this piece of elegant mathematics […]

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Richard Feynman is not only one of the greatest physicists of the last century, but also one of the most charismatic personalities. Feynman, besides his achievements in theoretical physics, was a passionate drummer, a practical prankster, a great educator and a relentless optimist. So, given that everybody enjoys a good Feynman story, here are 10 […]

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