Physicist turns to arts – Prof. Walter Lewin

In the Video below, famous Physicist and teacher Professor Walter Lewin shares his personal insights on arts of 2oth century. Excerpt: “At the turn of the century we’ve reached a point that beauty is no longer an issue. Now you may find some of these works beautiful, but the intention of the artists that you’ve … Continue reading Physicist turns to arts – Prof. Walter Lewin

Links for the weekend – from Physics World

DNA puts a new spin on electrons http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/45152 The physicist who tames lightning http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/indepth/45092 Ready, steady, cook: a fresh take on science teaching http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/45063 Spreading the word: why science outreach matters http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/44763

Must Read – A Costly Quest for the Dark Heart of the Cosmos

The experiment, if it succeeds, could help NASA take a giant step toward answering the question of what the universe is made of. It could also confer scientific glory on both the International Space Station and a celebrated physicist reaching one last time, literally, for the stars. If it fails, it will validate critics who … Continue reading Must Read – A Costly Quest for the Dark Heart of the Cosmos

JORDAN FENSTER: Theoretical physics? Get a job – Torrington Register Citizen


JORDAN FENSTER: Theoretical physics? Get a job
Torrington Register Citizen
I'd put theoretical physics in that category, too. I just imagine how a budding theoretical physicist makes his or her career choice. ...