What if I told you that a part of the UV light spectrum could be used to kill COVID-19? What if I also told you that these particular wavelengths are so far thought to be completely safe to humans? What should we do with it?
How do we talk about time? Why do we say that we look ahead to the future, rather than behind? There might be a lot more physics hiding in everyday language than you realise…
Sally became famous as the First American woman (and third ever woman) in space in 1983. At 32, she was the youngest American astronaut to travel to space, a record that still stands today.
Does time exist? It is an awfully big question. And perhaps one you have never thought to ask yourself. Carlo Rovelli’s ‘The Order of Time’ presents a poetic and enlightening account of the nature of time, and its implications for modern physics and beyond. I offer a warning to those of you prone to existential crises; this one may be your greatest yet.
A role model for the next generation of budding physicists
Want to make an espresso that is as good as Taste itself? Perhaps your physics degree has given you the ideal skill set to make a pretty amazing brew.
As a physicist, it can be hard for me to enjoy science fiction. This isn’t because I have a deep running hatred of Spock, or the teddy-bear aesthetic of the Ewoks gives me the heebie-jeebies. It is because I know that whilst the universe is wild, it has limitations. Just adding the word “quantum” in Continue reading “https://pandamagazine.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/wp-content/themes/gridd”
The inevitability of confirmation bias and how it affects physics