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History of Science

The Three Pictures of Reality

April 23, 2020

Schrödinger’s theory of the superposed state doesn’t provide a complete picture of reality. There are three main hypotheses that attempt to augment Schrödinger’s theory and offer a clearer picture. […]

Graph illustrating black-body curves from Max Planck's experiment and comparison to the classical theory of Rayleigh-Jeans.
History of Science

How Max Planck Gave Birth to the Concept of Quanta

April 23, 2020

Light was believed to be a wave in the late 19th century and early 20th century, but this didn’t work in the case of black-body radiation. German physicist Max Planck came up with a theory which claimed emitted and absorbed light was in the form of quanta. […]

Cygnus X-1

The Discovery of Black Holes: From Theory to Actuality

December 27, 2019

Although Einstein was skeptical about the existence of black holes, his own theory suggested otherwise. Bringing us closer to the discovery of black holes was an observation regarding the behavior of collapsing stars. A mysterious object called Cygnus X-1 at last delivered proof. […]

gamma rays burst from a dying star

Star Collapse and Black Holes: Exploring the Connection

December 9, 2019

What gives stars their power? And what happens when a star runs out of fuel? Exploring the various theories behind star collapse and the stages of collapse—including white dwarfs and neutron stars—eventually leads us to black holes. […]

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