The Edge of The Universe. 

Where is the edge of the universe? Most importantly, what happens if we try to get there? Let's state the obvious, surely there can be no edge to our universe if the universe is infinite. On the other hand, how can it be part of our universe if we can't interact with it? After all, … Continue reading The Edge of The Universe. 

Why Is The Speed of Light Finite? 

 In the past year of blogging for GLAMsci, the most questions and feedback came from the speed of light series so I thought a bit of housekeeping was in order to post another blog relating to it.  To be fair, in my posts I discussed the finding of the speed of light and how it … Continue reading Why Is The Speed of Light Finite? 

Forces of Nature Series : Gravity 

Gravity, one of science and nature's biggest mysteries and of all the forces of Nature, the least understood. Out of all the forces Gravity is the weakest and the weakest by far. Gravity, like the other forces of nature, came into existence very soon after the instant of the Big Bang and held its influence … Continue reading Forces of Nature Series : Gravity 

Introduction to Special Relativity

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

Electrons, Quarks, The Higgs Field and The Building Blocks of the Universe

So far, we have focused on the grandeur and scale of the heavenly bodies and how they were formed in the Primordial Era of our Universe following the Big Bang. Visible matter i.e. stars, galaxies, planets, nebulae, interstellar dust, comets and asteroids only accounts for 5% of what the universe is actually made of. In … Continue reading Electrons, Quarks, The Higgs Field and The Building Blocks of the Universe

Versatile Blogger Award

My first award! Thank you It's Not What It's Why for this nomination The award rules are: Thank the person who nominated you Share the award on your blog Share seven random facts about yourself Tag 15 fellow bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated. So, these are the facts about GlamSci Bloggers: Christine: … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award

The Shape of Things to Come – Geometry as a Path Through the Universe (and Other Puns)

In the modern world, everything we know is built on a foundation of numbers and their relationships. It's hard to imagine a time when that was a radical idea, but such a time existed. In fact, 2500 years ago, the Pythagoreans (named after their founder) were a mystic cult based on this very premise. It's difficult … Continue reading The Shape of Things to Come – Geometry as a Path Through the Universe (and Other Puns)