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
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
I was about to write a short article on Quantum Physics, but stuff happened so I’ll post that up after the challenge. See ya tomorrow!
Cheating on this A-Z post in more than one way. But oh well. It’s a sad that there is very little money to be made in academia. That’s all for today. The L post should be up soon. See ya!
In my post on FREE WILL, I talked about, how quantum mechanics adds a little uncertainty in the outcome of an experiment. This was first pondered upon by Heisenberg, who said that it is impossible to know the exact position and the exact velocity (or momentum) of a quantum particle simultaneously. Think of it this way. … More HEISENBERG’S UNCERTAINTY
As anyone with any experience in the kitchen would tell you, “A watched pot never boils.” The meaning attributed to this adage is that time feels longer when you are waiting. But I’m going to chuck this dictionary definition down the rabbit hole and dive into its literal meaning (all in the purview of actual … More Acts of Observation: Quantum Cats and Kitchen Advice