NUCLEAR DISSIDENT ISOTOPES Neutrons come and go. If their ratio’s heavy, … instability.Read more "NUCLEAR DISSIDENT ISOTOPES"
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]Read more "TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN"
IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET? Two things cannot occupy the same space, But, if they’re bosons, this doesn’t apply. Like clowns in a clown car, they can embrace the same quantum state, but no one knows why. Of course, they cannot be negative or get any sort of a charge out of […]Read more "IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET?"
INTERWOVEN DESIGNS We live due to a natural balance of elemental forces and charges so intricate that we have not yet deciphered their pattern. Only on this wet and rocky sphere with a magnetic core only at this distance from a moderate, long burning star, protected by our cratering moon, and sheltered by outer giants, […]Read more "Interwoven Designs"
FLEEING FROM THE PAST Big- Bang, it’s dubbed, but the start of our universe is more like an un-popped bubble expanding forever faster and ever faster fleeing from the only edge time’s arrow insists upon and the only edge allowed.Read more "FLEEING FROM THE PAST"
THE IMAGINARY ABSOLUTE Gustav Köln was a physicist for life. His work had been all that mattered to him, but he had recently taken a wife – a dedicated co-worker named Kim. She’d always been worshipfully supportive to scientific quests and inquiry, but she had turned quite clearly abortive on what was his big opportunity. […]Read more "THE IMAGINARY ABSOLUTE"
There’s a philosophical anecdote that’s relevant to physicists today: One must stay afloat and rebuild the boat when, out at sea, safe harbor’s far away. The cargo is loaded, voyage begun, and progress made can’t be abandoned now, […]Read more "RIGGED FOR SUCCESS"
(Wait for it …) ENERGETIC EVENTS Quarks flee bondage from gluons in forced collisions and matter annihilation. One good thing about nature is that there’s lots of it. This poem is the more standard fibonacci form, in the line syllable sequence: 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 […]Read more "ENERGETIC EVENTS"
FASHION’S MODEL The atom as a miniature solar system is a model we’ve abandoned for a century, yet we still picture it thus. The form of this poem is a reverse fibonacci. Like the Fibonacci sequence, you get the number of syllables for each line by adding the the number of syllables of […]Read more "Fashion’s Model"
If explanation is desired, a “bit” is anything with two choices (such as alive or dead, on or off, etc.) and is therefore binary (either/or). Of course, in the quantum world this binary distinction breaks down when unobserved and can become both and neither, simultaneously, until measurement (observation) occurs. Schrödinger‘s Outcome Schrödinger reduced his […]Read more "Schrödinger‘s Outcome"