- Feynman Meets YouTube
A friend was telling me the other day about a class he plans on taking on the philosophy of science. When I hear philosophy of science, I immediately think Richard Feynman. Feynman was, of course, not a philosopher, but a scientist par excellence. His lect ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Dec 22 2008 - 4:39pm
- Quantum Mechanics and the Clash of the Titans
The combination of a very pleasant but busy holiday visit with my In-laws and feeling a bit under the weather has caused my blogging to drop precipitously this past week. I'm back, ready to start off the New Year on the right foot with some free, meat ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Jan 1 2009 - 11:58pm
- Lorentz Invariance Abnormality Could Overturn Building Block Of Einstein's Relativity, Say Physicists
Physicists at Indiana University have developed a promising new way to identify a possible abnormality in a fundamental building block of Einstein's theory of relativity known as "Lorentz invariance." If confirmed, the abnormality would disp ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 5 2009 - 4:44pm
- Revisiting The Einstein-Bohr Dialogue
Einstein and Bohr – No names loom larger in the history of twentieth-century physics, and rightly so, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr being the figures most prominently associated with the relativity and quantum revolutions. (1) ...
Article - Don Howard - Jan 9 2009 - 3:10pm
- Waiting For Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Project might restart in 2009 Summer. I wrote twice about the incident that caused its shutdown on 19 September 2008. First, Mystery tonne of He- Real Science, mainly dealt with the news of one tonne of cryogenic helium lo ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Jan 8 2009 - 10:51pm
- Revisiting The Einstein-Bohr Dialogue Part 2
Continued from Part 1 ...
Article - Don Howard - Jan 12 2009 - 2:49pm
- Revisiting The Einstein-Bohr Dialogue Conclusion
In part 2 we closed with the idea that Bohr seemed to be using general relativity against Einstein to save quantum mechanics! A wonderful story. But is it true? Einstein seems to have thought that they were arguing about something else. We know this from a ...
Article - Don Howard - Jan 17 2009 - 11:24am
- The Creative Principle
A recent article in Discover Magazine was titled “A Universe Built For Us.” The premise of the article is that the laws of the universe are exquisitely tuned for life- any small variations from the way things are, and life would not have been able to ar ...
Article - Morgan Giddings - Jan 17 2009 - 2:34am
- Paradox Lost- Quantum Physicists Say They Have Resolved Hardy's Annihilation Problem
Two University of Toronto quantum physicists, Jeff Lundeen and Aephraim Steinberg, say they have shown that Hardy's paradox (1), a proposal that has confounded physicists and science journalists trying to explain it since the 1990s, can be both confir ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 2 2009 - 2:01am
- Massive Star Systems Formed By Accretion (And An Astrophysics Mystery Gets Solved)
Massive stars, those up to 120 times the mass of our sun, should blow away the clouds of gas and dust that instead feed their growth. Despite outward-flowing radiation pressure that exceeds the gravitational force pulling material inward, these huge star ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 15 2009 - 10:44pm