Ask Ethan #14: The Highest Energy Particles in the Universe

“The results of my observation are best explained by the assumption that a radiation of very great penetrating power enters our atmosphere from above.” -Victor Hess You might think of the largest and most powerful particle accelerators in the world — places like SLAC, Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider — as the source of … Read moreAsk Ethan #14: The Highest Energy Particles in the Universe

How to find your very own supernova

“Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly because I have to – I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the wind of a supernova … Read moreHow to find your very own supernova

The Biggest Firework of them all: The Higgs!

“Give me a coin. <Takes Coin.> All right. Uh… heads, I win, tails, you lose. Right? <Flips coin.> Tails, you lose.” –Ralph Kramden All things being equal, you’re well aware that if you flipped a completely fair coin, you’d have a 50% chance of it landing on heads, and a 50% chance of landing on tails … Read moreThe Biggest Firework of them all: The Higgs!

Make the next school year amazing for your students!

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.” –Frank Zappa Inside of every student I’ve ever taught lives a passionate, curious mind that can either flourish … Read moreMake the next school year amazing for your students!