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Archive for October, 2020

Oddly Satisfying

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Every once in a while you come across these lovely animations from Andreas Wannerstedt on the internet. I realized this on is particularly nice, though: both the pendulum and the cylinder have the same angular velocity; it nicely ties together the ideas by asking ‘what is the period of this device’?

One In Rotation from Andreas Wannerstedt on Vimeo.

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

October 19th, 2020 at 8:40 am

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

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The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2020 has been awarded for black hole physics. Sir Roger Penrose shared half the prize “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”, and the other half was awarded jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.”

Professor Ghez (of UCLA) was the Science Lecture Series speaker at Otterbein in 2011!

Written by David Robertson

October 6th, 2020 at 10:06 pm

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Smith Lecture at Ohio State

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Written by David Robertson

October 6th, 2020 at 3:54 pm

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