Fractal Geometry: Simple Patterns in a Complex World

An ANU mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket. “Fractal Geometry is a new branch of mathematics that describes the world as it is, rather than acting as though it’s made of straight linesContinue reading “Fractal Geometry: Simple Patterns in a Complex World”

Physics in the News

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 New Results from Planck: It Doesn’t Look Good For BICEP2 via universetoday Artificial Atoms Talk … and Scientists Listen via livescience What’s Next for Inflation Cosmology – New Updates via skyandtelescope Clear skies reveal water on distant Neptune-sized planet via bbc Hugh Everett: The man who gave us the multiverse viaContinue reading “Physics in the News”

Physics in the News

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Special relativity aces time trial via nature Is Martian soil actually good for farming? via vox Einstein makes an appearance in superheavy chemistry via newscientist A nano-sized hydrogen generator via anl.gov Asteroids: between a rock and a hard place via theguardian Astrophysicist sees positive signs science ‘is trendy’ via kearneyhub EnormousContinue reading “Physics in the News”

Physics in the News

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Cornell theorists continue the search for supersymmetry via cornell Planets with oddball orbits like Mercury could host life via phys.org Neutrino trident production may offer powerful probe of new physics via phys.org Viewpoint: Observing the great spin and orbital swap via physics.aps NASA inspector general blasts asteroid detection program via cbslocalContinue reading “Physics in the News”

Physics in the News

Monday, September 15, 2014 Why do particle physicists demand 99.9999% certainty before they believe a new discovery? via theguardian Curtain closing on Higgs boson photon soap opera via newscientist Three’s a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets via extremetech How to turn the Moon into a giant cosmic ray detector via extremetech Are ‘ghostContinue reading “Physics in the News”