The things we’ve been concerned with in the last three articles draws a very good picture for String Theory. It gives us a number of predictions that clearly distinguish it from the Standard Model, and from other theories of quantum gravity, such as Loop-Quantum Gravity and a few others. Not only that, but it unifies […]Read more "String Theory – part 9: Road to Experimental Proof"
In his Special theory of Relativity, which we were considering in the previous chapter, Einstein resolved the physical conflict which regarded the speed of light and our intuitive understanding of motion. He showed that our perceptions of motion need be changed when we are talking about objects that are moving extremely fast. However, soon after […]Read more "String Theory – Part 3: General Relativity – The Heart Of Gravity"
We have now discussed all the multiverse models considered the most elaborate among theoretical physicists studying such questions. It is quite difficult to wrap your head around some of those models, but I hope that I provided the ideas behind each of them in a fairly comprehensible way. Today, in the last article of this […]Read more "How do we confirm that we inhabit the Multiverse?"
There were quite a lot of Multiverse concepts that we have covered so far. Some of them are really involved, but I hope that my explanations provided a way to conceptually grasp these concepts. There remain only a couple of models which we are not familiar with. Today we shall be talking about a model […]Read more "The Universe as a Hologram"
Now let’s look at what happens when a star reaches the end of its life. Thing is, what happens depends on how big the star is so we’ll look a two stars, an average star like our Sun, and a giant star with several times the mass of the Sun. A star about the size […]Read more "The End is Nigh!"
Spitzer/Caltech I thought I’d take a look at what stars are, how they form, how they work and what happens to them when they get old and there are no pension schemes for stars! Out there, in the vastness of space, are huge, diffuse clouds of gas and dust, the remnants of earlier generations of […]Read more "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Gamma- Caeli Here we are going to take a look at some cosmic couples, couples who have been married for millions or even billions of years, and most humans struggle to make it work for just a few years! What we are talking about here is binary pairs or double stars. Okay so what’s so […]Read more "Tea for Two"