Friday, 12 August 2011

Oh, to be in London in September...

Looks like a really interesting public lecture coming next month at Imperial College, London.

"Join Imperial’s Institute for Security Science and Technology for an evening of codes, ciphers and computers, as they bring together four leading speakers to take you on a tour of cryptography through the ages. From its beginnings in pen and paper to its future in quantum computing, the panel will discuss the science of secrecy in its many forms and then take questions from the audience."

Thursday, 11 August 2011

An excerpt from "Why does E=mc2?"

One of my more recent reads was this enlightening book by Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, both from Manchester University. In it, they try to talk through the theory of Einstein's famous equation and discuss topics like energy, mass, light, particle physics and the like in an accessible manner to help the lay-reader (like me!) understand the science behind this astonishingly simple and, to physicists, beautiful equation.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Other Universes

An interesting piece on the observational tests for the existence of other universes

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The new Derek Acorah

Sally Morgan seems to have assumed the position of the UK's best known psychic recently with shows on satellite television and the like. Here she is with a recent appearance on BBC Five Live's Richard Bacon show in which the host's mother joins on the phone.