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The Impossible Space Engine is Back

Here we go again. I didn’t really want to write this post. I’m reluctant to give further visibility to something that’s already overly sensationalised. I’m also a little scared of wading back into this controversy, especially since others have already done fantastic jobs, but against my better judgement, here we are. The last time I… Continue reading The Impossible Space Engine is Back

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The Role of Disorder: Under the Microscope

One of the biggest problems with researching quantum mechanics is that it’s often hard to visualise what we’re dealing with. Are we talking particles, or are we talking waves? Or are we talking about abstract excitations of a quantum field, somewhere between neither and both? For the most part, we focus on calculating properties that… Continue reading The Role of Disorder: Under the Microscope

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Ripples in Space Open New Window on Cosmos

[This feature article was originally written for Popular Astronomy and appears in their May/June 2016 issue.]   A little over a billion years ago, back when complex life on Earth was just getting started, two black holes were colliding in a far-off galaxy. Each as massive as thirty Suns, these two behemoths spiralled towards each… Continue reading Ripples in Space Open New Window on Cosmos