Category Archives: physicists
Scottish physicist Ronald Drever, one of the architects behind the discovery of gravitational waves, has died at the age of 85.
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday.
Dr. Birman was instrumental in the creation of a program that helped refugee scientists restart their careers in the United States in the 1990s.< Source: Joseph L. Birman, Physicist and Humanitarian, Dies at 89 – The New York Times
Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of time is widely considered to be the Planck time, which is approximately 10-43 seconds. This ultimate limit means that it is not possible for two events to be separated by a time smaller than this.
The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of high-temperature superconductors.
Quantum Weirdness Now a Matter of Time Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not space-time — constitute the fundamental structure of the universe.
If a theory can’t be tested, is it still science?
Physicists and Philosophers Debate the Boundaries of Science | Quanta Magazine
Lesser-known and junior colleagues helped the great physicist to piece together his general theory of relativity, explain Michel Janssen and Jürgen Renn.
History: Einstein was no lone genius
Some of nature’s rhymes—the appearance of similar structures in different areas of physics—underlie the way that string theory potentially unifies gravity with the other forces of nature and eliminates the ultraviolet divergences that plague quantum gravity.
Multi-million-dollar Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics.
Funding for Physics has been on the decline in recent years. Theoretical physicist Mark Jackson decided to do something about it. He started Fiat Physica, an organization that raises money to support physics research. It looks like a promising endeavor. Take a look….Fiat Physica – A New Funding Paradigm