These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.
- Brian Cox Particle Physics Lecture at CERN
- Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time?
- What is a Higgs Boson?
- Neil Degrasse Tyson On Religion taught in schools
- Bill Nye makes fun of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reply to Dawkins!
- Michio Kaku Atomic Age and Star Wars Blunders
- Magnet Magic – Lenz’s Law
- Stephen Hawking & Brian cox in Monty Python Live!
- Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.
‒ Richard P. Feynman
The idea that pilot waves might explain the peculiarities of particles dates back to the early days of quantum mechanics. The French physicist Louis de Broglie presented the earliest version of pilot-wave theory at the 1927 Solvay Conference in Brussels, a famous gathering of the founders of the field. As de Broglie explained that day to Bohr, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg and two dozen other celebrated physicists, pilot-wave theory made all the same predictions as the probabilistic formulation of quantum mechanics (which wouldn’t be referred to as the “Copenhagen” interpretation until the 1950s), but without the ghostliness or mysterious collapse.
People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.
Magnets can display strange and unexpected behavior.
EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter.