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Tag Archives: quantum mechanics
It’s quite easy to talk me into doing silly things. Actually, if I’m honest, it’s very easy. Especially if those silly things are entertaining and tenuously scientific. For instance, I’m writing this because of a conversation (with certain people) about … Continue reading
Every now and again when I’m studying I discover something which I think is just cool. And relativistic quantum chemistry — is just cool! Quantum mechanics and general relativity aren’t the best of friends. This much is pretty well known, … Continue reading
Taken from a Polish science programme, this video is a fascinating demonstration of superfluid helium. (The translation is a little dubious in places, but it’s understandable enough). Note the moment at around 1:07 in the video where the helium goes … Continue reading