Star Wars and Physics

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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…

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Is Quantum Mechanics “Crazy enough”?

The Oblivious Physicist

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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Isaac Newton Christmas Lecture

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Space travel: from fantasy to reality and beyond

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.

Eventbrite - Newton Christmas Lecture: Space travel: from fantasy to reality and beyond
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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