I was thinking about all the resources you and I have in our lives like homes, food, access to knowledge and wisdom, internet, medicine, entertainment and economic opportunities. It kinda makes me happy to think how all of this is the result of billions and billions of humans working together all over the planet and all […]Read more "I’m Grateful for humanity"
Origami is the art of folding paper to make beautiful (or ugly) 3D patters, however it is also interesting from a physics point of view, since folding the paper in a certain way can lead to strange mechanical properties, for example check out the image below of a NASA solar panel that folds like origami. What […]Read more "This is a Butterfly: Origami Holograms"
Pattern formation is the science that explains why different patterns emerge from seemingly non-patterned systems. It is why the universe is not boring, and ultimately why we exist! The universe started homogeneous looking the same everywhere, with only tiny little variations (0.001%) and now it has structure on every level from clusters of 1000s of galaxies […]Read more "Pattern Formation: Why The Universe is not Boring"
I love the feeling of understanding something deep about the world as a result of sustained and deep focus; for me it’s almost the definition of happiness. I also love to share that feeling with other people (in fact the coolest thing to understand is how to connect with other people) . For this reason […]Read more "The Fun of Understanding the world"
Our intuition about the world is usually useful, but in a lot of cases it is actually very wrong, in this series I will explain how our quantum world is very strange when compared to our expectations. In this first video, I will explain our world is uncertain, and what that really implies for the […]Read more "SCHRODINGER’S CAT and the UNCERTAINTY of our UNIVERSE!!"
Have you been driving on a desert highway and noticed how the far away scene seems to moving slow while the scene right next to your car is moving fast? that is weird since both scenes are moving at the same speed from you. The reason for this is related to how your eyes and […]Read more "Why Far away things appear slower!!"
Why can’t we see atoms? It may seem obvious that we can’t see atoms, cause they’re so small. but if we had x-ray detectors in our heads then we would see them all the time. Seeing is a cool process. when light hits a flower for example it is absorbed and remitted with extra information […]Read more "Why Can’t We See Atoms?"
Look around you, what do you see? probably paper, glass, electronics, houses, clouds, stars, TV, other people, cars, dirt, animals, the sun, grass and so on… what do you hear? music, conversations, traffic, birds chirping, elephants making love, and so on… These are things that have meaning in your life, you feel connected to the […]Read more "The Physics Connection"
Blooming flowers are intriguing natural phenomena because of the beauty associated with them. It’s definitely fun to watch it happen, see for example this video from national geographic It is also interesting to wonder how this happens. The flower starts closed and then “decides” to open up, who the hell is pushing it? where is the […]Read more "The Beautiful Reason for Blooming Flowers"
Can you look at a star in the night sky and figure our how far it is? How the hell can astronomers do that? Think about it. You’re sitting outside, the star is just there, still in the night sky, what information do you have? All you can see is it’s light and the direction where the light is coming from. […]Read more "How to Measure the Sky"