Imagine you are snorkeling on your vacation. As soon as you dive in, you see the marine life up close. It’s beautiful, for the most part. You see fish, algae, turtles, average marine lives.
Hold on. What’s that? You see a white veil like object farther ahead. You decide to take a closer look out of curiosity. As you get closer to the veil, it looks as if it’s not a veil at all. You catch it in your hands and turns out the veil you thought was there, was really plastic.
Ever since I started diving deep into particle physics, I have been intrigued by the topic of antimatter. For antimatter to be studied, scientists have to produce it. Sure, antimatter is one of the coolest things about science, but how do you make it? It’s not like you can just go to the kitchen and whip up some antimatter on the spot. So how do you do it?
Particle-antiparticle pairs are produced simultaneously when enough energy is squeezed in a very small space, for instance, during high energy particle collisions at CERN. …
My thoughts on the two concepts of Stoicism.
So Stoicism, huh? Pretty neat philosophy if you ask me. In stoicism, I especially love these two concepts, Memento Mori and Amor Fati. These two are pretty cool principles. Memento Mori means “remember you will die” in Latin and Amor Fati means “to love one’s fate”. So which one of these two would you want to live your life by?
Key takeaways of the year 2020.
I think it’s safe to say that 2020 was one year none of us had expected when we said goodbye to the ’10s decade. The whole world was a mess this year.
It is so easy to look at the things that didn’t go quite well or as expected from this year, but to look at the bright side is harder for this year. However, even though blessings seemed far off of what the year had offered, it doesn’t mean that this year didn’t have any blessings and lessons.
Without any further ado, here…
There is no person who can say they haven’t had a mood swing without lying. However, most of us will feel calm after a short time, instead of slipping into an episode of that emotional state. While this is true for most of us, some of us will slip into an emotional state. Those that do are most likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a form of mental illness.
Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a lifelong mental illness that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). The earliest mentions…
Think antimatter can’t be used for propelling a rocket? Well, think again.
What if I told you you could travel at something around 40% the speed of light or around 120,000 km/second? Well, grab a chair, some popcorn, a drink and make yourself comfortable because this will blow your mind. When I first learned about this, it sure did blow mine away.
To put that into perspective, the fastest spacecraft we have ever launched is Voyager 2, travelling at 15 kilometres per second.
The technology that makes this possible is antimatter propulsion. With the help of this kind of propulsion…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel through space as if you are passing through a door? It takes a crazy amount of distance to pass through to travel through the magnificent cosmos, but what if you could warp space and time to let you pass through it? Well, if you have ever wondered or even are mildly curious about it, I shall introduce you to the profound worlds of wormholes.
To start, what exactly are wormholes? Are they some kind of holes that worms travel through? Or something different? Well, the answer to the question…
“Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics.”- Steve Allen
While it is everywhere in the universe, from the empty space in your closet to the great vastness of space, we have no clue what dark energy actually is. Making up for 68% of the known universe, dark energy is one of the biggest and the most important mysteries of the universe. We know the number because of the effect it has on the expansion of the universe.
When we look up into the night sky, the thing that dominates our view is mostly stars and planets, which seem to make up everything in space, but is that how it really is? The objects that dominate most parts of space are also those that seem to be invisible. The lowest of what we make up space is what we can observe with the naked eye. The majority of space, however, is, practically, invisible.