Further to my post a couple of weeks ago about BIG idea physics, I think I should add a further one. To do so I’ll use the words of one of my favourite physicists*, Paul Dirac. It seems to be one of the fundamental features of nature that fundamental physical laws are described in terms […]Continue reading
Tag: quantum mechanics
When you are your own opposite
I was reading in a physics magazine earlier in the week about the nature of neutrinos. These are extremely numerous elementary particles, but only interact very weakly with anything. Around a million billion pass through you each second, almost all originating from our sun, but few of them are likely to interact with you enroute. […]Continue reading
If you can’t measure it, does it exist?
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy preparing for our summer paper on Science Communication. Looking for something amusing about ‘risk’ in science, I came across this neat xkcd.com cartoon about why so many people come knocking on my door (or phoning me, or emailing me) desperately wanting me to spend hundreds of […]Continue reading