Science and Math Articles

Here is the collection of expert science and math articles that span all the sciences and mathematics. Some examples include physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, cosmology and earth sciences. For math we cover algebra to advanced calculus.

physics love

Science for Love or for Money

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When I look over the most highly cited papers and my favorite…
measuringentanglement

Measuring Quantum Entanglement?

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Though any pair of particles, given their history, might happen…
garrett

Garrett Lisi's Superparticle Bet With Frank Wilczek

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There is an interesting story unfolding in particle physics.…
qftintegrals

Some Useful Integrals In Quantum Field Theory

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In my paper on renormalisation I mentioned what most who have…
arrowoftime

Retrocausality: How Fundamental is the Arrow of Time?

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In this Insight, I'll discuss a recent experiment ([1]  [2]…
research work

Initiating Research Work As a Physics Major

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  It has been a while since the last installment…
gas compression

Reversible Vs Irreversible Gas Compression and Expansion Work

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Introduction In learning Thermodynamics, one of the difficult…
perbation theory

Causal Perturbation Theory

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Relativistic quantum field theory is notorious for the occurrence…
cheshirecat

Weak Values Part 2: The Quantum Cheshire Cat Experiment

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In a previous Insight, Weak Values Part 1: "Asking Photons Where…
askingphotons

Weak Values Part 1: Asking Photons Where They Have Been

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In a previous Insight on retrocausality, I explained an experiment…
negative temperature

Negative absolute temperatures

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It's a famous result in thermodynamics that you can't reach absolute…
What is Energy

What is Energy?

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What is energy?For some reason, this perfectly legitimate…
LHC

LHC Part 3: Protons as Large as a Barn

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 See also part 1 and part 2 of the series.The…
earth year

Measuring How Many Days Are in a Year

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How many days are there in a year? Ask pretty much anyone and…
Alzheimers

Can Gene Editing Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease?

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The development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made gene editing…
subway

A Brachistochrone Subway Is Not a Cost-effective Idea

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It is apparent that a subway tunnel could be built without the…
redlights

The Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger Experiment

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In two previous Insights, I shared Mermin's explanation of…
mermin

The Quantum Liar Experiment: An Instantiation of the Mermin Device

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In 1981, Mermin published a paper[1], "Bringing home the atomic…
classroom

Some Sins in Physics Didactics

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Introduction There are many sins in physics didactics. Usually…

LHC Part 2: Commissioning

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 Last month, I wrote a FAQ about working at the…
CrispR DNA

Why CRISPR Technologies Won't Lead to Designer Babies

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The prospect of designer babies has been a staple of the dystopian…
abstract_algebra

Is Zero a Natural Number?

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Using: Anderson-Feil Chapter 1.1Is zero a natural number?This…
micro1

What is a Property Formally

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** Hrbacek-Jech Chapter 1.2Hrbacek and Jech do not go into…
bioethics

The New Bioethics | A 21st Century Overview

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It used to be that worrying about the future meant worrying about…
supernova

The Fates of Massive Stars

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Introduction Deep in the vastness of space, beyond our solar…
hand_to_hand_combat

Physics in Hand-to-Hand Combat

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Civilizations wax and wane but principles of physics remain steadfast.…
evolution_evidence

5 Pieces of Evidence for Evolution

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Evidence for evolution Here's some of the evidence available…
amplifier

Studio in a Box: Digital Modeling Amplifiers

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Musical-recording age Since the dawn of the musical-recording…