The strong nuclear force is the tight binding of protons and neutrons to a nucleus. It's opposite number, the weak nuclear force, is responsible for radioactive decay. In other words, the atomic nucleus breaking down into smaller nuclei. Soon after the Big Bang, the four forces of Nature became what we know them to be … Continue reading Forces of Nature Series: The Weak Nuclear Force
Time to go back 13.8 billion years to the instant of the Big Bang. The Big Bang is the leading model of how the Universe began and isn't debated very widely other than believers of models of Creationism. With the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, the earliest moment the laws of physics as … Continue reading Forces of Nature Series : The Strong Nuclear Force
The laws of physics and the Universe we live in comes under four distinct forces that govern all of nature and reality. All of these forces are evident and observable across both branches of classical physics; relativity and quantum mechanics. They are also called the four fundamental interactions, in short they can't be reduced to … Continue reading The Forces of Nature Series
Credit : Upriser The observable universe that we live in has 93 billion light years in diameter worth of galaxies and wonders for us to observe with our telescopes. At the moment 46.5 billion light years in every direction of Earth is the farthest our telescopes can reach. To put this into perspective, the light … Continue reading The Multiverse : The Infinite Possibilities
Wave/particle duality and the superposition of states form the groundwork of The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. This interpretation illustrates that particles can exist in all states at any location until it is definitely measured and observed. Credit : University of Oregon Erwin Schrodinger, an Austrian quantum physicist, was skeptical of the interpretation and came … Continue reading Is The Cat Alive or Dead?
Credit: Science and NonDuality Quantum Field Theory became seriously recognised back in 1920s, though not without its debates and dilemmas. Back in the mid 1920s, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg attempted to form an interpretation of QFT that would converge with the classical kinematic and relativistic physics that were laid down by Einstein and Issac … Continue reading The Copenhagen Interpretation : Quantum Mechanics Part 2.
Credit : http://www.whatis.com Quantum Mechanics is the branch of physics which deals with the infinately tiny motions of subatomic particles. From the beginning of this blog the primary focus has been on Einstein's Relativity which governs the motions of the massive celestial bodies like galaxies, stars and blackholes. One of the key principles of Quantum … Continue reading The Tiny World – Quantum Mechanics.
I hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend! I went back to Kent, where I grew up, to see my parents and some friends. I was chatting to my Dad, who's a leader for the local scout group (30th Strood in case you were wondering), and he was telling me that the exhaust from … Continue reading Car Chemistry – Catalytic Converters