With a new Star wars episode airing this week, it is an opportunity to reflect on what we understand about the force in Star Wars and elsewhere…
A bit of context
Quantum Mechanics alongside the General theory of Relativity are theories developed in the first half of the 20th century that have shattered both common sense conceptions of the world and more technical “laws of Nature” that scientists of the time (and to some extent of today) were holding as unquestionable truths. The way they came about and the conceptual ripples these theories have generated in their wake are however quite different.
While General Relativity may have benefitted from various contributions from both the mathematical and physical communities, for the purpose of this post, I will be bold enough to claim that its conceptual inception is mostly due to A. Einstein. As far as I am aware, the way people understand General Relativity today is not very different from Einstein’s original paper back in 1915: there is a clear connexion between the mathematics and “objects out there”…
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a duo public lecture (including 20 minutes interval) by
Dr Fabien Paillusson
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln
Dr Anna Marie Roos
School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Wednesday 20 December 2017
6 pm – 7:40 pm
Lecture Theatre in the new Isaac Newton building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln
This special Christmas lecture consists of two short parts of 25-30 minutes each with 20 minutes interval, during which a bar will be open where visitors can buy mulled or usual wine and soft drinks. After the second talk there will be some time for questions.
Stories about leaving the Earth to visit other worlds have existed since ancient times. The specific content and focus of these stories depend on the culture and time period one is looking at. In the first part of this…
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Born Sept. 19. 1941, in The Hague, Netherlands. Bedeaux’s NTNU website Interview Education Master degree in Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, November 1964. PhD degree for a thesis on ” The relation between the virial coefficients and the scattering … Continue reading