Category Archives: Martin Rees


Scientists’ greatest pleasure comes from theories that derive the solution to some deep puzzle from a small set of simple principles in a surprising way. These explanations are called “beautiful” or “elegant”. Historical examples are Kepler’s explanation of complex planetary … Continue reading

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Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array….

Diagram of IceCube. IceCube will occupy a volume of one cubic kilometer. Here we depict one of the 80 strings of opctical modules (number and size not to scale). IceTop located at the surface, comprises an array of sensors to … Continue reading

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Physical Cosmology

Physical cosmology Physical cosmology Universe · Big BangAge of the universeTimeline of the Big BangUltimate fate of the universe [show]Early universe Inflation · NucleosynthesisGWB · Neutrino backgroundCosmic microwave background [show]Expanding universe Redshift · Hubble’s lawMetric expansion of spaceFriedmann equationsFLRW metric … Continue reading

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Turtles and Elephants

There is this notion that to work with different species and incorporate them, it some how makes it more natural an explanation?(guilty):) I guess I am guilty of same and more, by using geometrical progressiveness in place of the propensity … Continue reading

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Dennis William Sciama

Dennis William Siahou Sciama FRS (November 18, 1926–December 18, 1999) was a British physicist who, through his own work and that of his students, played a major role in developing British physics after the Second World War. Sciama also strongly … Continue reading

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Strings: The First Three Seconds

I didn’t want to invoke God here, but in any “flash” is there not some pattern that mathematically needed to describe the way everything began? A word, or sound? An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought … Continue reading

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Calming the Fears by Making Aware

If we discover the Planck scale near the TeV scale, this will represent the most profound discovery in physics in a century, and black hole production will be the most spectacular evidence of that new discovery It is important to … Continue reading

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