Browsing Archive: March, 2018

The Future of Social Media

Posted by on Sunday, March 25, 2018,
Today's article will be a departure from my usual scientific fare, and is a copy of an article that I recently wrote for a futurist website that I also contribute to. This is more of an editorial than a scientific review, and some users may wish to skip over it.

This has been a bad week for Facebook. By now I suspect most people are aware of the latest scandal, in which the user data of tens of millions of users was harvested by a British company that then used the information to influence vot...
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Hawking Radiation

Posted by on Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
With the recent passing of legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, I have received a number of requests to explain some of his pioneering research work in a popular format. To be honest it is simply not possible to do better than Hawking's own work in communicating his research to the masses. I would strongly encourage those who are interested to read some of his many popular science books to get a true understanding of his genius.

However for those who are still reading, I will make ...
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Stephen Hawking

Posted by on Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
There is sad news this morning with the announcement that the legendary theoretical physicist and science popularized, Stephen Hawking, has passed away at the age of 76.

He was a rare figure in the scientific community in that he made significant contributions to research, and yet he was also a famous celebrity outside of the theoretical physics community due to his popular books and willingness to bring modern physics theories to the masses. 

As an academic, he was noted for being one of the f...
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Dr. Chris Bird I am a theoretical physicist & mathematician, with training in electronics, programming, robotics, and a number of other related fields.


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