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What's the point of theoretical physics?

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Discoveries such as gravitational waves and the Higgs boson can inspire wonder at the complex beauty of the universe no matter how ...

dateFeb 12, 2016 in General Physics
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Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey

When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago, he had no computer, no internet, no printer—ballpoint pens and pocket calculators did not exist and few homes had telephones.

dateFeb 12, 2016 in General Physics
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The art and beauty of general relativity

One hundred years ago this month, an obscure German physicist named Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Science his General Theory of Relativity. Nothing prior had prepared scientists for such a radical re-envisioning ...

dateNov 26, 2015 in General Physics
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