News tagged with physicists

How quantum physics democratised music

Surprising connections between very different areas of physics and unexpected spin-offs from theory were explored by quantum physicist Prof. Sir Michael Berry in a lecture entitled "How quantum physics democratised ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Listening to the Big Bang—in high fidelity

A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of the Big Bang that started our universe nearly 14 billion ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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Alan Alda wants scientists to cut out the jargon

(AP)—Among the procedures Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce performed on "M.A.S.H." was an end-to-end anastomosis. Most of the viewers, actor Alan Alda concedes, had no idea he was talking about removing a damaged ...

dateMay 01, 2013 in Other
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Why innovation thrives in cities

In 2010, in the journal Nature, a pair of physicists at the Santa Fe Institute showed that when the population of a city doubles, economic productivity goes up by an average of 130 percent. Not only does total productivity increa ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Social Sciences
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