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 to talk to Prof Stephen, I cannot say the same about myself. Even though I do not consider myself as someone…
In this first guest blog, Sonali Mohapatra describes how gravity and Black Holes inspire her as a physicist and a poet.
Brilliant at math, yet terrible at business: in this post I examine how Einstein, Newton, and Tesla’s lost vast sums of money at the stock market.
Unsurprisingly, our feline friends have had to assist humans in our clumsy explorations of nature: here further evidence for such interventions.
What are gravitational waves? What is Dark Matter? Can we learn about Dark Matter using gravitational waves? Exciting times ahead.
Johan Cruijff, the legendary Dutch football player and coach, knew a thing or two about science!
Why is there such gender-inequality in the sciences? And what can we do about it? Here some reflections on science education and pop culture.
In this collaborative post, we give an example of an application of quantum mechanics in renewable energy is quantum dotted solar cells.
What is peer review, and what is the scientific method? Does it work in the way that it is supposed to? Has it always been like that. This post reflects on the process and politics of scientific research.
A feminist account of the world of theoretical physics including my favourite youtube video of all times.