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How to become a physicist like Isaac Newton?

Sep 16, 2021 0 comments

Did you know that Isaac Newton 's mother wanted him to become a farmer? He was 16 at the time and busied himself by building model windm...

This is how Carl Anderson discovered antimatter

Aug 30, 2021 1 comments

British physicist Paul Dirac showed in 1928 that every particle in the universe should have an antiparticle with the same mass as its twin,...

Steven Weinberg's four tips for aspiring scientists

Jul 27, 2021 5 comments

Steven Weinberg (1933-2021) was an American physicist who worked alongside Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam to unify electromagnetic and wea...

All science is either physics or stamp collecting

Jul 24, 2021 0 comments

What is science? In one simple sentence, science is the study of nature. However, different sciences like: astronomy, chemistry, biology, ge...

What motivated them to become physicists?

Jul 19, 2021 4 comments

While several physicists like James Clerk Maxwell , John von Neumann and Lev Landau were child prodigies, most of the scientific greats dev...

8 times when Nikola Tesla was wrong

Jul 4, 2021 5 comments

Nikola Tesla was a great Serbian-American engineer who played the major role in perfecting and promoting alternate current. He was also a v...

What did Feynman learn from his father?

Jun 19, 2021 0 comments

When Richard Feynman was asked in an interview whether anybody could become a physicist like him, he candidly replied: Of course. I was an o...

10 Nobel Prize Winning Families In Science

Jun 16, 2021 0 comments

The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award given for intellectual achievement in the world. While there have been several controversial s...

Brilliant Physicist Who Died Too Young

Jun 13, 2021 0 comments

James Clerk Maxwell was a renowned Scottish mathematician who built upon the works of English scientist Michael Faraday and revolutionized ...

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