2016/07/05: Richard Feynman's famous diagrams embody a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together.
The Newtonian framework worked brilliantly for nearly two centuries, as Newton’s equations for gravity went from triumph to triumph, and (at first) the analogous ones for electric and magnetic forces seemed to do so as well. But in the 19th century, as people investigated the phenomena of electricity and magnetism more closely, Newton-style equations proved inadequate. In James Clerk Maxwell’s equations, the fruit of that work, electromagnetic fields — not separated bodies — are the primary objects of reality.
Initially created in response to Bohr and Heisenberg's Copenhagen Interpretation, Schrodinger's cat is one of the simplest yet most misunderstood analogies in quantum mechanics.
Scientists are a famously anonymous lot, but few can match in the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity the 20th-century mathematical genius Emmy Noether.
In requiring theories to be beautiful and natural, we may be pre-rejecting reality.
Breakthroughs in physics sometimes require an assist from the field of mathematics-and vice versa.
A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
It's simply a cross-interaction between the Higgs field and the Pym field!
With three spatial dimensions, the possibilities are tremendous. But only one answer fits what we see. Even more so than we are, the Universe is shaped by the conditions it was born with. Every
We can't avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always ticks forward. But why not backward? For a group of physicists, the answers to these deep and complex questions may arise from a familiar source: gravity.
L'Infn e il Lens dell'università di Firenze calcolano con una precisione mai raggiunta prima la costante gravitazionale di Newton. Lo studio pubblicato
Over the past 100 years, our picture of the Universe has changed dramatically, on both the largest scales and the smallest. On the large-scales, we've gone from a Newtonian Universe of unknown age
An international team of researchers has managed for the first time to visualize the electron orbital of a hydrogen atom.
Marcus du Sautoy: A physicist has formulated a mathematical theory that purports to explain why the universe works the way it does - and it feels like 'the answer'
Bode plots: Gain and phase margin, Bandwidth frequency, Closed loop response