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Beauty and truth in physics: Murray Gell-Mann on TED.com

Wielding laypeople’s terms and a sense of humor, Nobel Prize winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones? 3,546 more words


Why is the Schrödinger equation a difficult problem and how do we get around it? An introduction to SUSY QM.

Differential equations are the essential building blocks of physics. They are tremendously powerful in describing dynamic systems, that is, in describing how things move and evolve around us. 1,061 more words

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Brief (and incomplete) History of Nuclear Energy

Exploring the nature of the atom

• Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, and named after the planet Uranus.

• Ionising radiation was discovered by Wilhelm Rontgen in 1895, by passing an electric current through an evacuated glass tube and producing continuous X-rays. 703 more words

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RADIOACTIVITY: The Origins of The Hulk

Comic books offer us an insight into the attitudes and beliefs of society at the time. In essence they are a historical document that we can use to determine how people viewed social issues. 333 more words

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Suppose an electron is attracted towards the origin by a force k/r where ‘k’ is a constant and ‘r’ is the distance of the electron from the origin. 56 more words

Modern Physics