Tag: Physics

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  • Waves and our Senses

    Waves and our Senses

    As a student of physics, I was exposed early on to the concept of wave and its associated characteristics (frequency, wavelength, amplitude, phase etc.) in a mathematical sense. The two most common types of waves we studied were sound waves and light waves; in a sound wave, vibrations of particles in the medium vary periodically …

    September 13, 2018
  • Breaking barriers

    Breaking barriers

    Controversially omitted from the Nobel Prize awarded to her male colleagues in 1974, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has donated the entirety of a recent prize to boost diversity in science.

    September 12, 2018
  • Need for speed and accuracy

    Need for speed and accuracy

    The animal brain is being simulated in the physics lab to analyse large amounts of data.

    August 8, 2018
  • The physics of our lives

    The physics of our lives

    If we observe the life of a randomly selected person, chances are that it progresses according to a daily pattern during the week. He/she gets up in the morning, takes a shower, eats something, goes to work, completes the assignments at work, comes home, has dinner, watches TV or spends time on the computer for …

    June 29, 2018
  • Confessions of a physicist

    Confessions of a physicist

    I studied physics because I was led to believe that physics would answer all my questions about how the universe worked. I was thrilled to learn about various kinds of motion, heat transfer, working principles of electrical gadgets, light propagation and optics, quality of sound and a host of other phenomena in our daily lives …

    May 25, 2018
  • Can physics streamline the legal process?

    Can physics streamline the legal process?

    It is interesting to compare the laws of physics and the laws followed in our legal system, especially in the criminal justice system, to see if there is an opportunity for physicists to apply their analytical skills to legal processes. Apart from the word “law”, there are a few other similarities between how a physicist …

    May 18, 2018
  • Are light and God the same?

    Are light and God the same?

    Most of my physicist friends are either atheist or agnostic. The reasons are not difficult to understand. As famous physicists like Stephen Hawking have declared, science and, physics in particular, can explain everything about how this universe was created and functions based on the laws of physics and the concept of God is not really …

    April 8, 2018
  • Kerala DHSE plus 2 Physics paper ‘leaked’ on WhatsApp, case registered

    Kerala DHSE plus 2 Physics paper ‘leaked’ on WhatsApp, case registered

    A case has been registered by the Kerala Cyber Crime Police after reports emerged saying that second-year higher secondary plus two physics question paper was leaked and circulated on WhatsApp. As per Manormanews.com, the question paper was leaked on WhatsApp on Wednesday, on the same day the exam was conducted by the  Kerala Department of …

    March 23, 2018
  • Physics Revisited

    Physics Revisited

    As a student and later as a teacher of both physics and mathematics, I have always been intrigued by the fact that some of the most important laws of physics are formulated by second order linear differential (SOLD) equations. For readers not familiar with calculus or differential equations it suffices to know that SOLD equations …

    February 4, 2018
  • Where learning never ceases

    Where learning never ceases

    Quantum Mechanics is an exciting branch of physics and has emerged as a popular research area across institutes in the country.

    November 10, 2016