Category Archives: Physics


Compared to mathematics, physics is extremely well-funded. For example, I have attended many talks by Nobel Laureates compared to Fields Medalists. (Locally, I have attended talks by Serre, S.T. Yau and Pierre Louis Lions. I somehow missed talks by Smale … Continue reading

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pendulum waves

Great video illustrating waves with 15 pendulums. Watch to the end to see the pendulums make one complete cycle. First saw this via john d cook.

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Boiling an egg

An article on finding a formula to calculate the optimal time to soft-boil an egg. It’s pretty interesting and novel, but unfortunately it begins with To obtain a simple formula the problem must be idealised somewhat, so the egg will … Continue reading

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