Do people really know who Stephen Hawking was?

Do we really know who Stephen Hawking was? We know what he looks like and that he contributed much to science. But asking exactly what he contributed will likely leave people scratching their heads. The tributes may pour in and the text string that represents his name may “trend” on social media. There’s even this […]

Knowing the Mind of God: Einstein’s unfinished symphony, Hawking’s partial unification (part 2)

General Relativity + Quantum Mechanics = Troubled Marriage in Short Distances One of the biggest scientific challenges today is the unification of gravity and quantum mechanics. Einstein’s baby or prima donna, his general theory of relativity, described the laws of the cosmos and the birth of the universe, the orbits of the heavenly bodies and […]

Knowing the Mind of God: Einstein’s unfinished symphony, Hawking’s partial unification (part 1)

I was an undergraduate astronomy major studying the physics of the “Schwarzschild Black Holes” when I decided to study the laws of the quantum field theory in a black hole’s curved spacetime to round up my education. I really like that it is trying to reconcile quantum theory with gravity which is one of the […]

Discovery of ‘God particle’ announced

Scientists think they have experimental evidence of the existence of the Higgs Boson — the ‘God particle’ that is the hypothetical glue that physicists are counting on to hold their current mathematical model of the universe together. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) experts working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland had announced […]

The physics of Noynoying

I do not think President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) is entirely devoid of any scientific knowledge. I am inclined to think that he has a firm grasp of physics. In fact, Noynoying has its own set of principles to explain itself as a seemingly natural phenomenon. PNoy has his own fundamental laws of motion. If Newton’s […]