The Holographic Principle

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Abstract This article aims to demystify the Holographic Principle, an emerging theory that encompasses as disparate fields as black hole physics, string theory, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. As such, it is no mean feat to attempt to provide a working knowledge of this theory in a single article. However, it is the author’s goal to […]

ON PRE-BIG BANG PHYSICS

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The Big Bang Theory is the most widely accepted theory regarding the formation of the universe. It was discovered that the universe is moving away from us in all directions, that is, expanding at a tremendous rate. This concept has been verified with the redshift of galaxies and the cosmic microwave background. At the very […]

Quantum Tunneling

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Lavanya Arora The quantum world hosts a lot of staggering and interesting phenomena. One of these is quantum tunneling. It is a process in which a particle with less energy penetrates through a barrier with higher energy. The most common example scientists give to explain this is that of a ball and a hill. Consider […]

Double slit experiment using Arduino and Light sensors

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1. Aim and Motivation  a. Motivation What is light? Many scientists from the past have questioned this. What I learned about light through science classes and literature research is that light has two different characteristics. In summary, light exhibits wave-particle duality. Scientific observation of the nature of light is a complicated problem. Einstein’s photoelectric experiment […]

Proof of Stokes Law of Viscosity Using Reynolds Law

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PROOF OF STOKES LAW OF VISCOSITY USING REYNOLDS LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN Author’s name: Arup Shit Qualification: Undergraduate (Physics) Gmail ID: [email protected] Abstract Viscosity is basically the measure of resistance of a fluid when it is flowing, i.e. it describes the internal friction of a moving fluid. In 1851 scientist George Gabriel Stokes gave […]

Applications of General-Purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics to a Plasma Propulsion System

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This project looks at the application of general-purpose CFD to two plasma propulsion engines. Verification against experimental data for a 200 kW engine was undertaken, achieving similar thrust levels and jet exhaust divergence angles. A scaled-up 30 MW engine, capable of interplanetary travel, showed similar operating behaviour to the test engine. The increased seventy-fold thrust […]

Observing the Mpemba effect over a range of initial temperatures of bodies of water.

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Abstract: This study was conducted in an effort to confirm or deny the existence of the Mpemba effect. The Mpemba effect states that when identical bodies of water at two different temperatures are exposed to a physical cooling agent, the body with a higher starting temperature will cool faster than its counterpart. The experiment was […]

Galilean Advances to 16th-17th Century Science

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Abstract: Galileo Galilei, an astronomer, physicist, and philosopher of the 16th and 17th centuries is credited with the discovery of several scientific instruments and phenomena that contribute further to the understanding of modern science. At the time in Italy, even when religion was dominant, he was one of the primary proponents of scientific innovation over religion. […]

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GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: AN INTRODUCTION TO RIPPLES OF SPACE-TIME

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    Image credit: Getty Images Aaditya Bhattacharya[1]* Abstract The article explores and explains the evolving concept of “gravitational waves”. It presents the importance of and recent progress in the contemporary knowledge of “gravitational waves”. It provides a brief overview of the interferometer – an instrument used to measure these gravitational waves. The article elucidates […]

On replicating the Morpho Butterfly’s Structural Color

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Abstract: The objective of this article is to explore the existing efforts in the study of replicating the Morpho butterfly’s structural color in order to create artificial colorings that may be longer lasting and more environmental-friendly which has the potential to offer a better way to color various products. The article gives an overview of […]

An Overview of Nuclear Medicine

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Shriya Subramanian Abstract Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that makes use of radiation in two primary areas of medicine: the diagnosis and the treatment of disease. There are various techniques used for diagnosis such as Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which are collectively known as nuclear imaging. The […]

The Journey Of Physics So Far

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Introduction The study of physics has captured the human mind for centuries. Encompassing some of the greatest minds of history, the evolution of physics has followed the human race since the beginnings of civilization. Filled with both complementing and contrasting thought experiments, theories, and revelations, the journey to modern-day physics is an exciting and complicated […]

Time travel: fact or fiction. A study on the scientific, social and historical impacts of time travel.

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By Waania Zia Abstract This is an article detailing the different models and theories of time travel, focusing on Einstein’s theory of relativity and Minkowski space-time, which is the combination of the 3 dimensional space with a 4th dimension of time. It delves into the development of time travel within science and fiction as well […]