Albert Einstein

Hitting The Books: How Planck's 'chain Of Tiny Beads' Helps Explain Why Lightbulbs Work

'Einstein's Fridge' author Paul Sen explores the works and quirks of the pioneering researchers — from Lord Kelvin and James Joule to Emmy Noether, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking — who sought to understand how heat helped shape the known...
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Challenging Einstein's Picture Of Brownian Motion

Around a decade ago, the discovery of Fickian yet non-Gaussian Diffusion (FnGD) in soft and biological materials broke up the celebrated Einstein's picture of Brownian motion. To date, such an intriguing phenomenon is still unexplained due to the...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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You Can Talk To This New Digital Re-creation Of Albert Einstein

Just don’t expect him to do much more than answer some basic questions about the real Einstein’s life and achievements. A maker of “digital humans” for customer service and chat applications has developed a digital...

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Gaia Finds 12 Examples Of Einstein Crosses; Galaxies Being Gravitationally Lensed So We See Them...

In 1915, Einstein put the finishing touches on his Theory of General Relativity (GR), a revolutionary new hypothesis that described gravity as a geometric property of space and time. This theory remains the accepted description of gravitation in...
Related topics: Space, Relativity

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E=mc2: What Does Einstein’s Most Famous Equation Mean?

Albert Einstein’s simple yet powerful equation revolutionized physics by connecting the mass of an object with its energy for the first time.
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E=mc2: What Does Einstein’s Most Famous Equation Mean?

Albert Einstein’s simple yet powerful equation revolutionized physics by connecting the mass of an object with its energy for the first time.
Related topics: Physics

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Physicists Observe New Phase In Bose-einstein Condensate Of Light Particles

About 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Bonn produced an extreme aggregate photon state, a single "super-photon" made up of many thousands of individual light particles, and presented a completely new light source. The state is called...
Related topics: Physics

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Today In Campus Crazy

(Steven Hayward) So we know that math is officially racist according to the Cult of the Wokerati, but what about compound interest, which Albert Einstein described as “the eighth wonder of the world—he who understands it, earns it. He who...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Ultracold Quantum Collisions Have Been Achieved In Space For The First Time

Creating Bose-Einstein condensates—and crashing them together—in microgravity could lead to physics breakthroughs, better spacecraft navigation and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Spacecrafts

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Did Einstein Believe In God?

To celebrate Einstein's birthday this past Sunday, we examine his take on religion and spirituality.Einstein's disapproval of quantum physics revealed his discontent with a world without causal harmony at its deepest levels: The famous "God does not...
Related topics: Religion, Quantum, Physics

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Pi Day Through Time: From Steph Curry To Linux To Einstein - Cnet

March 14 isn't just Pi Day. It also has a surprising history of famous births, the death of physicist Stephen Hawking and a milestone for a daring dirigible.
Related topics: Linux, Physics, Stephen Hawking

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Breaking The Warp Barrier For Faster-than-light Travel

If travel to distant stars within an individual's lifetime is going to be possible, a means of faster-than-light propulsion will have to be found. To date, even recent research about superluminal (faster-than-light) transport based on Einstein's...

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If God Broke The Laws Of Physics, Would Scientists Even Notice?

I still believed in God (I am now an atheist) when I heard the following question at a seminar, first posed by Einstein, and was stunned by its elegance and depth: ‘If there is a God who created the entire universe and ALL of its laws of physics,...
Related topics: Physics, Atheism

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A New Approach Could Tease Out The Connection Between Gravity And Quantum Mechanics

In physics, there are two main ways to model the universe. The first is the classical way. Classical models such as Newton’s laws of motion and Einstein’s theory of relativity assume that the properties of an object such as its position...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Relativity

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Don’t Tell Einstein, But Black Holes Might Have ‘hair’

The general theory of relativity states that black holes have only three observable properties; additional ones, or “hair,” do not exist. Or do they?
Related topics: Black Holes, Relativity

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Aegis On Track To Test Freefall Of Antimatter

It's a fundamental law of physics that even the most ardent science-phobe can define: matter falls down under gravity. But what about antimatter, which has the same mass but opposite electrical charge and spin? According to Einstein's general theory...
Related topics: Antimatter, Physics

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Einstein@home Reveals True Identity Of Mysterious Gamma-ray Source

An international research team including members from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover has shown that a rapidly rotating neutron star is at the core of a celestial object now known as...
Related topics: Physics, Neutron Stars

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The Naming Of Tooley Crater

Like Einstein, Galileo, and Copernicus, former NASA program manager Craig Tooley now has a place on the Moon named in his honor. Tooley crater is a 7 km crater in a permanently shadowed region of Shoemaker crater near the lunar south pole. The new...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon

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World-record Laser Transmission Could Prove Einstein's Theory

Researchers from Australia and France team up for a record-breaking laser transmission.The new technique avoids atmospheric interference. It can be used to test aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity and advance communications.Scientists...
Related topics: Laser, Relativity

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There's No Way To Measure The Speed Of Light In A Single Direction

A new study shows that not even cosmology can verify Einstein's assumption about the speed of light. The post There's no way to Measure the Speed of Light in a Single Direction appeared first on Universe Today.

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