We all have an artistic side. For years and years, physicists have always considered gravity a flighty mistress, a temptress, the ultimate mystery and the holy grail of physics. Needless to say as a poet and a gravitist, ultimately both my worlds collided and I decided to write a poem on my passion on a … Continue reading Obsessed With Gravity
Today the great physicist and mathematician that was Stephen Hawking passed away. I was lucky to have recently met him at a conference at Cambridge titled “Gravity and Black Holes”. Roger Penrose writes an obituary here, John Preskill dedicated a poem and John Barrett writes a short memory. While many can share the joy of having had a chance … Continue reading About a Singular Man
Mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns — predicting phenomena from the weather to the growth of cities, revealing everything from the laws of the universe to the behavior of subatomic particles… Love — [like] most of life — is full of patterns: from the number of sexual partners we have in our lifetime to … Continue reading What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise. (Reblogged from brainpickings.org)
So if you’re asked “are humans still evolving?”, the answer is this: “Well, there’s some evidence that our species is evolving as a unit for traits like age of reproduction, but there is much more evidence that different parts of our species are evolving in different directions, adapting to environments that are geographically different or changing over … Continue reading Are humans continuously evolving?
Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this: Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. Personally, I go for the old “existential meltdown followed … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox – reblogged from Wait But Why
This one's a really cool interactive way to learn about all the different promising theories we have in Physics today. It essentially maps out the mind-map for a theory of everything: what we know and what we don't! I especially had fun moving the cursor on the map and seeing the optical illusion like convexing … Continue reading Theory of everything-interactive map.