Category Archives: Arts

Pi, and why we don’t melt

I got involved in a discussion the other day, initiated by the science writer Natalie Wolchover, about the geometry of the Earth and our intuitive understanding of it.

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Focus: Why are bubbles round?

I may not have added to this blog for quite some time, but I have been writing… For example, there was this paper on LHC data and composite Dark Matter. Perhaps more accessibly, I have been writing some little physics … Continue reading

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War Poetry

The marching band came down along Main StreetThe soldier blues fell in behind O it was sad enough, weak enough, mad enough,Light in their loving as soldiers can be.First to risk choosing them, leave alone losing themNow, in far battle, … Continue reading

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Fourier analysis and the Uncertainty Principle

As I mentioned here, I was one of many contributors to the Cosmic Shambles “Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People” extravaganza just before Christmas. My bit was a short physics chat trying to give some insight into how … Continue reading

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