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GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

WHAT IS GRAVITATIONAL LENSING? A gravitational lens is a distribution of matter (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a distant light source and an observer, which is capable of bending the light from the source as the light travels towards the observer.  Gravitational lensing is one of the experimental evidence that objects having mass bends the spacetime. Einstein predicted that if his general theory of relativity […]

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WHY MATTER?

WHY MATTER?

After the Big Bang, it’s predicted that our universe had equal and large quantities of matter and anti-matter, but today we observe only matter around us, no anti-matter. So why this imbalance of matter and anti-matter occurred at the beginning of our universe? What exactly caused matter to dominate over anti-matter?  Well, such a question might be answered by baryonic asymmetry or CP-violation. The CP-symmetry […]

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BIG BANG FOR BEGINNERS

BIG BANG FOR BEGINNERS

In the twentieth century, Hubble telescope showed us the universe is expanding and the expansion is speeding up which was contrary to the belief that it’s slowing down. After the Big Bang, the universe expanded exponentially and that phase is called inflation. Scientists don’t know what caused the inflation and what stopped it but there are many speculative theories out in the scientific community. If we think from […]

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HIGGS MECHANISM AND ITS MISCONCEPTIONS

HIGGS MECHANISM AND ITS MISCONCEPTIONS

In my last blog post, ‘working of the large hadron collider‘, I talked about the Higgs boson (famously known as the ‘God particle’) at a certain instant. Today I will be explaining the Higgs mechanism and will unveil some common misconceptions with Higgs boson. I would also introduce some quantum mechanical equations for better understanding. So throw all your interpretations about the Higgs mechanism and start with […]

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WORKING OF THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

WORKING OF THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

Particle physics, high energy physics, and quantum physics are some of my fascinating fields in physics. The mysterious quantum realm never fails to surprise scientists and particle accelerators are the technology which could help scientists to discover new physics. One of many particle accelerators is the CERN’s large hadron collider (L.H.C.), a 27km circumference massive machine which creates extra-ordinary levels of energy resulting to create […]

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SUPERCONDUCTORS FOR BEGINNERS

SUPERCONDUCTORS FOR BEGINNERS

In my last article, I discussed the main types of magnetism and assured you to provide some more information regarding superconductors. Do have a look at ‘types of magnetism‘ to understand the concept of superconductivity. WHAT ARE SUPERCONDUCTORS?: As I told you in my previous article, superconductors show perfectly diamagnetic properties. Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic fields occurring in certain materials, called superconductors, when, cooled below […]

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TYPES OF MAGNETISM

TYPES OF MAGNETISM

In the last post, I talked about magnets and answered some fascinating questions like, what’s a magnetic field? from where the magnetic properties originate? Do magnetic monopoles exist? I recommend you to read my previous blog post before reading this post, since, this is the continuation of the last post and few concepts would be very useful from the last post to understand this post.  In […]

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A PRIMER ON MAGNETS

A PRIMER ON MAGNETS

In this post, I will be talking about magnets, magnetic properties and will answer some fascinating questions like, from where the magnet gets its magnetic characteristics? how can we make a permanent magnet? does magnetic monopole exist? etc. According to Greek legend, magnetism was first discovered by a shepherd named Magnes, who lived in Magnesia, Greece. Magnes was herding his sheep through the mountains. Suddenly […]

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AMAZING PHYSICS WORLD 2019

AMAZING PHYSICS WORLD 2019

Physics is truly the most important and mind-boggling subject among all other science subjects. It explains to us about the functioning of nature via mathematical language. It explains to us some of the most bizarre phenomena which we humans would have not even thought that something like this existed! Physics is all about understanding and studying the laws of nature. It reveals the core behavior […]

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