Category Archives: physics

Lighthearted takes on fiction and physics

Two comics by John Atkinson, thirst-editions and simplified-physics. Advertisements

Posted in comics, fiction, humor, literature, physics, writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Richard Feynman’s 100th birthday

“There are two types of genius. Ordinary geniuses do great things, but they leave you room to believe that you could do the same if only you worked hard enough. Then there are magicians, and you can have no idea … Continue reading

Posted in physics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2017 is drawing to a close

Finally, 2017 is drawing to a close. I can’t say that it was one of the better years to look back at. This is why I’m not going to do any “2017 in …”, but just post a few pictures … Continue reading

Posted in cosmology, literature, photos, physics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

An anniversary of an experiment that transformed the world

Two hundred years ago, the relationship between magnetism and electricity was not an established fact. It had been known that thunderbolts created certain magnetic effects, but there was no proof that magnetism and electricity were related, until 1820, when Hans … Continue reading

Posted in physics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stars, Leaves, and speculations about Dark Matter

“Topmost branches stretched in all directions, arched over the road, merging into a lush green canopy, dappled with yellow, saffron and vermillion. Bright-blue patches of sky peeked through the dome. A kingdom to itself, Danielle thought. Each tree was a … Continue reading

Posted in cosmology, humor, lab lit, physics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

George Green’s birthday

When one is asked to name prominent English scientists who forged our understanding of electricity and magnetism, the two giants that immediately pop to mind: Michael Faraday (1791– 1867), who established the basis for the concept of the electromagnetic field, … Continue reading

Posted in physics, self-publishing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why does the Moon have phases?

“Moonspinners. They’re naiads – you know, water-nymphs. Sometimes, when you’re deep in countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and onto these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, … Continue reading

Posted in fiction, literature, physics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment