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
It is done. Finished. Over. Last week was my final visit to my college as a student. I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t encounter a sudden moment of realization. There was no change in me as I walked through the doors. The college building stood there, as it always has. There were no … More On College, Graduating and Time
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 September of last year, Scientists at LIGO came across the discovery of the century: Gravitational Waves. The waves that were detected were produced as a result of a black hole merger 1.3 BILLION years ago. So for today’s post, here’s something incredibly exciting- the sound of two black holes colliding. If you want to … More GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: A SYMPHONY
You are reading a blog post on a blog that you chanced upon on a list that contains over a thousand such blogs. You clicked on the link, maybe because you love science or maybe because you’re just a nice person who wants to make new friends. In any case, you are now reading a … More FREE WILL