How we’ll finally wind up testing quantum gravity (Synopsis)

“There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity, unlike Einstein’s classical theory, it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change.” -Edward Witten Quantum gravity is one of the holy grails of physics, and showing that gravitation is an inherently quantum force would be a tremendous step towards validating our … Read moreHow we’ll finally wind up testing quantum gravity (Synopsis)

Live-Blog Event: The Astonishing Simplicity Of Everything (Synopsis)

“My main interest is the problem of the singularity. If we can’t understand what happened at the singularity we came out of, then we don’t seem to have any understanding of the laws of particle physics.” –Neil Turok The birth of space and time is perhaps the most fundamental question in all of physics, and … Read moreLive-Blog Event: The Astonishing Simplicity Of Everything (Synopsis)

Mini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 4: Atoms (Synopsis)

“A physicist is just an atom’s way of looking at itself.” –Niels Bohr There’s a wonderful story that the Universe tells us about itself: the story of where everything in it came from, and how it came to be this way. From the perspective of a human being, there’s possibly no component of that as … Read moreMini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 4: Atoms (Synopsis)

Getting the Best Letter of Recommendation (Synopsis)

“It’s a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It’s an interesting place to be. I recommend it.” –Neil Armstrong Whether it’s a job, a college/University, a scholarship or a competitive program, we’ve all had occasions where we’ve … Read moreGetting the Best Letter of Recommendation (Synopsis)