There have been many female scientists throughout history but for one reason or another many of them are not well known despite their incredible contributions to their area of study. Due to the male dominated society of many countries in past centaury’s these women fought hard to not only receive more than a primary education … Continue reading The Mother of Computer Science (Ada Lovelace)
If there are only a couple of things you'll remember from my blog series, I want one of them to be that just because you studied science, it doesn't mean you have to work in a lab. Second, it's okay to change your mind about what you want to study/work in as time goes (unless … Continue reading Talking about making informed decisions…
It is fair to say that absolutely everybody knows who Albert Einstein is. What many people don't know is why he is regarded as a genius. Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity have transformed our notion of reality and these theories are central to modern physics. They govern the laws of nature and our … Continue reading Introduction to Special Relativity
Welcome to my blog post – this month it is all about sharks! I was recently watching a BBC documentary (imaginatively titled ‘Shark’!) which first aired in 2015 and I was fascinated by one of the scenes in the documentary. It wasn’t a scene of a great white nor any impressive acrobatics of sharks jumping … Continue reading Sharks!
Coming to the end of 2016, I thought I would use my last post of the year, to reflect on some of the amazing physics and space/astronomy stories that have infused this year with so much excitement and intrigue. From the confirmation of the detection of gravitational waves (100 years after the famous general relativity … Continue reading 2016 – A Year of Science.