Tag: physics

6 articles

Sight Unseen

The allure of invisibility.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Speed of Stopping"

On fishing, physics, and life's intangibles.

"Back when his girls were girls, with fluffy pink rugs on their bathroom floor, Burgundy wasn't much of a second-guesser. He was a richly confident physicist with work at the university. He golfed. They went to the club. Even when there were questions of the girls smoking or skipping school (and there were always questions, wink-wink), Burgundy hadn't worried about His Girls. They weren't that kind of a family. And anyway (so lovely were His Girls) if they would have been that kind of family they would have worn it well. Being well-paid, occupied and cohesively married does wonders for a man's confidence."


Has David Birnbaum Solved The Mystery of Existence?

A jeweler from Queens tries to crack the code.


Chasing the Higgs

The people behind the search for the “God particle.”


The Theory of Everything

At work with the scientists standing on the precipice of a grand unified theory of the universe. Or failure.


The String Theory

A footnoted inquiry into the physics and metaphysics of tennis.