In the first of the physics doomsday series: false vacuum decay, what it is, what it means for humankind, and how worried we should be.
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.
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.
As a female theoretical physicist, I often wonder: if I were a black hole, what hairdo would I choose? Amusingly enough, some of the brightest minds in my field cannot work it out, and therefore jury is still out: bald, hairy, or with a wig, perhaps?
In this post I reflect on my second fall in Canada and my first few weeks at the amazing class castle of theoretical physics that is Perimeter Institute.