Category Archives: Physics

Christopher Potter You Are Here – Review

Christopher Potter You Are Here is a very interesting read. That is if you’re at all interested in the Universe (or Multiverse), our solar system, our planet (that’s Earth for most of us), and our species (Homo Sapiens Sapiens [sic]). … Continue reading

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Jupiter, Earths Moon & more in Time Lapse Astro-photgraphy

Last night Jupiter was pretty close to our Moon, or at least it appeared that way from my reference frame, Earth ūüėČ So I unleashed my camera, did some¬†time-lapse astro-photography, and made a movie using those images. The big bright … Continue reading

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On Infinity and Atoms, Mathematics and Physics

While reading a New Scientist article entitled “Ultimate Logic: To infinity and beyond” I enjoyed reading about the distinction between “countable infinity” (e.g. 1,2,3,4,…) and “continuum¬†infinity” (e.g. 0.1, 0.2,… 0.01, 0.02, …, 0.001, 0.002, …, …). It’s something I had … Continue reading

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E = mc2 – Deriving units

Recently the question of the units of energy in Einsteins E = mc2¬†came up in conversation.¬†It seems the “meters squared” caused confusion. So here’s a short derivation of the units for energy. The speed of light in a vacuum is … Continue reading

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To PhD or not to PhD, that is the Question.

This morning I wrote an email to a Professor at my local University informing him that regrettably I won‚Äôt be pursuing a PhD there. It was not an everyday email to write, but in the last 12 years it was … Continue reading

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BBC Horizon – Do You See What I See. [Nope!]

I just finished watching the first episode in the new BBC Horizon series, it was entitled “Do You See What I See“. It was interesting but at the same time disappointing. I would summarise the subject matter in general terms … Continue reading

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Professor Brian Cox – Wonders of the Universe – Stardust

Wonders of the Universe started with a bang and so it continued with ‘Stardust’, episode two of Professor Brian Cox’s stellar science series. Some viewers found episode one, ‘Destiny’, a bit of a downer as it mapped out the life … Continue reading

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Professor Brian Cox – Wonders of the Universe – Destiny.

Professor Brian Cox brings a fresh face to popular science. His new TV series “Wonders of the Universe” will only add to his growing popularity. There’s no question his¬†first TV series “Wonders of the Solar System” paved the way; and … Continue reading

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