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The Origin of the Universe / THE BLACK HOLE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE / Goodbye Big Bang, Hello Black Hole?

22/04/2017 1 Σχολιο

The Origin of the Universe

 

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The Secret Link Between Jazz and Physics: How Einstein & Coltrane Shared Improvisation and Intuition in Common

04/12/2016 Σχολιάστε

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Louis Armstrong

July 9th, 2016

 

Scientists need hobbies. The grueling work of navigating complex theory and the politics of academia can get to a person, even one as laid back as Dartmouth professor and astrophysicist Stephon Alexander. So Alexander plays the saxophone, though at this point it may not be accurate to call his avocation a spare time pursuit, since John Coltrane has become as important to him as Einstein, Kepler, and Newton.

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Humankind’s Existentially Lucky Numbers

09/11/2016 Σχολιάστε

lonequixote: Waterloo Bridge, 1901 ~ Claude Monet

Waterloo Bridge, 1901 ~ Claude Monet

George Johnson

The Large Hadron Collider sprung back to life this month, smashing subatomic particles with nearly double the energy used to discover the Higgs boson, a landmark in understanding the makeup of the physical world. With the Higgs now in the bag, researchers are setting their sights on more exotic fare: signs of a new physics that not only describes the universe but explains why it is the way it is.

JUNE 22, 2015, The New York Times

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The Drawings & Paintings of Richard Feynman: Art Expresses a Dramatic “Feeling of Awe”

02/11/2016 Σχολιάστε

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10.9.2015

I first encountered bongo-playing physicist Richard Feynman in a college composition class geared toward science majors. I was not, mind you, a science major, but a disorganized sophomore who registered late and grabbed the last available seat in a required writing course. Skeptical, I thumbed through the reading in the college bookstore. As I browsed Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!—the first of many popular memoirs released by the affable contrarian scientist—the humanist in me perked up. Here was a guy who knew how to write; a theoretical physicist who spoke the language of everyday people.

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THE COLLECTED PAPERS OF ALBERT EINSTEIN

03/08/2016 2 Σχόλια
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How the Higgs boson is born and how it dies: the most precise picture so far

06/01/2016 Σχολιάστε

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, have combined their data to produce our most precise view to date of the Higgs boson.

Jon Butterworth, The Guardian

Sunday 20 September 2015

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Albert Einstein and “The New York Times”

05/06/2015 Σχολιάστε

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In 1904, Albert Einstein, then an obscure young man of 25, could be seen daily in the late afternoon wheeling a baby carriage on the streets of Bern, Switzerland, halting now and then, unmindful of the traffic around him, to scribble down some mathematical symbols in a notebook that shared the carriage with his infant son, also named Albert.

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