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.
As far as the human race can tell, we humans seem to live on the only planet with any form of intelligent life on it. Since the late 1960s mankind has been to or sent probes and telescopes outside the Earth to find out more about the Universe. Science fiction has given extraterrestrial life a … Continue reading
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
Around the middle of the 19th century, mathematics was undergoing a revolution. Certain Classical notions were being overturned and in their place, something altogether stranger was beginning to appear. Where previously it had been based around observations in reality, maths was now becoming its own language which it was hoped could describe and even anticipate … Continue reading Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast – The Physics of Alice in Wonderland
General relativity could be regarded as being one of the greatest achievements of science in human history. As early as the 1600’s Isaac Newton was considering the causes and effects of gravity. He formulated his famous equation of the gravitational force; Figure 1 - Newtonian Gravity – Wikipedia It states that the force between two … Continue reading Relativity and Gravity
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
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)