“So Einstein was wrong when he said, ‘God does not play dice.’ Consideration of black holes suggests, not only does God play dice, but that sometimes he confuses us by throwing them where they can’t be seen.” – Stephen Hawking On 10th April 2019, humanity reified a sensational idea that had been pitched by Einstein […]Read More The Dark Knight Rises
In this grand universe, it is often that we carry around a barrage of questions with us in order to define our existence and intellect. Where are we? Who are we? Why do we exist? But the question often neglected is ‘What are we made of?’ This article is centred around this question with the […]Read More The ‘quantum’ around us
Black hole is that region of space-time that has the audacity to hold even the irrevocably almighty light captive in an enigmatic dungeon. When one ponders about the black holes, it is normal to imagine oneself as Captain Kirk meandering through infinite galaxies or as Mather McConaughey plummeting in and out of a fourth-dimensional […]Read More What makes a black hole?
Science textbooks have incessantly evinced that the universe is a collaborative effort of science’s ‘four weird sisters’ and that these ‘four weird sisters’ are the cauldrons of necessity. These are nothing but the four fundamental forces of nature: gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear and weak nuclear. However, a litany of research conducted recently have hinted at […]Read More Is there a fifth fundamental force of nature?
The glowering sun affixed in the sky above enervates us, as beads of perspiration dwell on our murky skins. With a scornful look at the burning furnace, we often hurl out a couple of abuses at the sun and continue with our work. Rarely, do we care about how such a hot, dense piece of […]Read More Cosmic ‘Star’-dom
‘Black holes’ are often the incentives that lure curious minds into the field of astrophysics and so was the case with me back in 2013, when I was an avid 9-year-old reader. 5 years later, here I am questioning the existence of ‘black holes’ itself. When I first came across the alternative theories to black […]Read More The case against black holes
Special Relativity persists to plague millions of high-school students with its convoluted formulas that are fit to dazzle extraterrestrials. However, the Special Relativity successfully enlightened mankind with the prospect that the laws of nature hold true for all bodies moving freely. For instance, if I were to measure the speed of light while riding a […]Read More How did the principle of equivalence get rid of the idea of absolute time?
Across the universe, dark matter has six times the total gravity of all visible matter. But what is dark matter? Why are scientists not able to detect it? Is it the same as aether? Let’s deal with these questions in this article. Fritz Zicky is a known astrophysicist who detected an unusual presence in the […]Read More Dark Matter
In my previous post, I had discussed about the origin of the universe in the extraordinary event called the Big Bang. This post mainly deals with what astrophysicists call the Cosmic Microwave Background. They are ancestors of photons from the eons in which decoupling took place. The photons we see after the time of decoupling […]Read More The Cosmic Microwave Background
Astronomy is a branch of science redolent of wild speculation, which urges the old lemon in one’s head to squeeze out a juice of predictions. Predictions are irrevocably termed as the ‘lightning bolt’ for an astronomer. One such prediction that has succeeded to cleave its way through a gamut of eons is the Big Bang, […]Read More Big Bang