Category Archives: Physics

Attractive Definitions

A dictionary’s second definition of metaphysics is the one that pleases me most: Philosophy, especially in its more abstruse branches. The corresponding definition of the primary adjectival form, metaphysical, pleases me just as much: Concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as … Continue reading

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Time Crystals: A New Form of Matter

Four years ago, I read an article in Wired magazine about a concept advanced by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Frank Wilczek. According to the article, Wilczek “developed an apparent proof of “time crystals” — physical structures that move in a repeating … Continue reading

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Physicsal Education

There is something to physics, after all. It’s not just a mystical web of mathematical equations used to describe the nature of matter and energy and the interaction between them. It’s actually an elegant framework for understanding the universe and … Continue reading

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Pi Day and More Trivia

Yes, today is a once in a century event. It’s Pi Day.  Most years, it’s just 3-14.  But today it’s even better.  It’s 3-14-15, which won’t happen again for one hundred years.  And today is Albert Einstein’s birthday; he was … Continue reading

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