What you see above is my rendition of “The Treachery of Images,” a famous painting by René Magritte. Painted in 1928-29, it depicts what is unarguably a pipe with a caption that reads, (translated) “This is not a pipe.” Deciphering the painting is not as difficult as it looks. Obviously, the painting is not a … More The Treachery of Physics
In the shadows of time, this city sleeps with ancient stories that hang heavy in the smog like crumbling tapestries exhausted with the weight of voices—dead and alive calling out for help. In its streets and highways and bridges lie trapped fantasies of castaway minds colliding with the unwitting passerby suffocating those who linger … More Yesterday Today
(Note: Not a physics post. In my defense, though, I’m trying to figure out how this world works (granted it’s the “people” part) so I can call this pseudo-physics… No? Well, okay then.) There’s been a lot of talk going on about how 2016 has been a terrible year for the human race, in general. … More On internet conversations, echo chambers and the complexity of human life
(Disclaimer: Not a physics related post.) My childhood was wax crayons and mint chocolates And cool summer evenings spiced with lemonade Bedrooms littered with infinite toys And a promise Of endless tomorrows. All because I happened to drop into a perfect family in a sheltered town of a peaceful country. I did not know not … More One hundred million eyes
Click here for part one. Observer’s effect Now that we’re properly in the realm of the peculiar, here’s another little tidbit that can, at best, be described as bizarre. Immortalized in the form of the famous Schrodinger’s Cat experiment, the Observer’s Effect is known to confound every one. Basically, it entails (hypothetically) trapping a cat in a … More 10 physics facts to make your brain explode: Part two
Let’s face it. Understanding the Universe is no small feat. We’re talking about finding answers to every imaginable question and then finding more questions to find answers to. And although, physics is notoriously known for its complicated equations and convoluted slang, it is possible to be charmed by its beauty without having to delve into … More 10 physics facts to make your brain explode: Part one
(It’s only fitting, after all.) One of the defining features of Quantum Mechanics is its weirdness. And although, it is easy to dismiss the “spookiness” of quantum mechanics as something which can only be observed in only state-of-the-art laboratories, the truth is you can witness this spookiness at home using readily available materials. In this … More A delayed post for a delayed (choice) experiment.