In Defense of Feynman: Accretion Disks, Brownian Motion, and Quantum Fields

Recently, some interesting research out of the University of Arkansas, and as published in the journal Physical Review E, has been in the news.  A team led by Professor Paul Thibado has harvested energy from freestanding graphene—a potentially revolutionary development of power generation from material that is just simply existing, essentially.  These sheets of graphene […]


A Caltech researcher has recently pointed out that Schrodinger’s Equation, which describes the wavelike nature of particles, and is therefore the foundational equation of quantum mechanics, is also very useful in describing the long-term evolution of large-scale astronomical structure of space-time.   Today, let’s conduct a little science thought experiment.  A typical scientific process might entail […]