AGE OF THE UNIVERSE Indulging in lots of dark energy, she begins to grow detached and aloof. Though parts of her are still quite attractive, she’s expanded substantially since youth, no longer can touch her extremities and has lost some of her former sparkle. She remembers when she was much hotter – […]Read more "Age Of The Universe"
TIME’S ARCHERY Time’s passage changes with velocity and near a strong gravitational field. Mass and speed show full reciprocity — their equivalence now clearly revealed. If we accept that the Big Bang occurred, and matter was once infinitely dense, this measure alone would prove it absurd for time to pass. It just would not […]Read more "TIME’S ARCHERY"
DARK GRAVITY The speed of light’s the limit, so we hold, as frequencies get stretched past infrared, and all the universe is growing cold a process that apparently has sped almost impossibly since it began because expansion should reduce its vim, and gravity should be custodian and sweep together, not its antonym. Thermodynamics on the […]Read more "DARK GRAVITY"
TIME DILATION They say that Time flies when you’re having fun, but the real reason Time flies is boredom. If something interesting is being done, Time will slow down to sluggish minimum. Do something noteworthy, like speed light-fast or amass a gravitational sphere, and Time will dawdle rather than rush past, as if […]Read more "TIME DILATION"
Further inspired by Robert Frost’s form, this poem touches on the very sensitive membrane of a black hole, where although we know physics breaks down, we hope its laws will nonetheless point the way through the chaos of infinities we encounter at a singularity’s boundary. But what happens when things accelerate into a black hole, […]Read more "EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLES"
ORBITING A BLACK HOLE Unlit on the stage, we know the juggler is there though we just see stars.Read more "ORBITING A BLACK HOLE"
Poetry and Science Science tries to answer some great questions, in fact the greatest questions of our day. At very least, it offers suggestions for how to frame these questions, anyway. This role is one that poets, too, have played. Both correlate their data to convey their particular premise and persuade, or at least to […]Read more "Poetry And Science"
“I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.”
– Paul Dirac to Robert Oppenheimer
“You forgot that science has evolved from poetry, and failed to see that a change of times might beneficently reunite the two as friends, at a higher level and to mutual advantage.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
BUBBLE UNIVERSES Our universe may be embedded in a bulk containing other bubble realms, while we are just a hologram within. The implication is what overwhelms. Though this explains why gravity’s perverse, our cosmos, then, is not the whole shebang. Are we part of a frothy multi-verse where one’s black hole is another’s Big […]Read more "Bubble Universes"
Unlit on the stage, the dark juggler must be there, though we just see stars.Read more "Orbiting A Black Hole"