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      October 17, 2013The Sciences

      Tying Light in Knots [Slide Show]

      Newfound solutions to Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations show light can get as tangled as a sailor’s rope
      March 4, 2011The Sciences

      Gravity, by George Gamow [Special Archive Article]

      Albert Einstein showed that gravitation can be interpreted as a geometrical property of spacetime. His further hope, of relating gravity and electromagnetism, is still unfulfilled
      October 17, 2013The Sciences

      Tying Light in Knots [Slide Show]

      Newfound solutions to Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations show light can get as tangled as a sailor’s rope
      March 1, 1961The Sciences

      Gravity

      Albert Einstein showed that gravitation can be interpreted as a geometrical property of space-time. His further hope, of relating gravity and electromagnetism, is still unfulfilled
      October 1, 1953The Sciences

      Michael Faraday

      His great series of discoveries in electromagnetism founded the electrical industry, but his greatest achievement was the field concept. In this he was a bold precursor of Einstein
      December 1, 1957The Sciences

      Heinrich Hertz

      The last great physicist of the era before the discovery of X-rays, radioactivity and subatomic particles, he is best remembered for his demonstration of the connection between electromagnetism and light...
      March 1, 1959The Sciences

      The Weak Interactions

      They are now recognized as reflecting a fourth force of nature.The other three are gravity, electromagnetism and the "strong"force which holds together the particles of the atomic nucleus...
      September 27, 2013The Sciences

      The Holy Grail of Quantum Physics on Your Kitchen Table [Excerpt]

      In this excerpt from his new book, Love and Math, University of California, Berkeley, professor Edward Frenkel uses the Russian soup borscht as a metaphor to explain the duality between electric and magnetic forces...
      September 1, 2009The Sciences

      Light

      It emerged not with a quick flip of the switch but with a slow breaking of the dawn
      Tying Light in Knots [Slide Show]

      All Tied Up:

      By discovering a new set of solutions to the famous Maxwell equations governing electromagnetism, Hridesh Kedia of the University of Chicago and his colleagues have shown that light can be tied up in knots...
      September 12, 2011The Sciences

      Why There's No Such Thing as North and South

      The human mind often confuses familiarity with understanding.You've learned the basics of a field. You've memorized the rules and used them so many times they have become second nature, or "common sense"--which means that you have stopped asking yourself why they should be true...
      Was Einstein Wrong?: A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity

      1865:

      James Clerk Maxwell’s equations reveal that electromagnetic fields have a rich dynamical life of their own, pushing and pulling each other, and crossing empty space at 298,000 km/s...
      January 1, 2016Math

      Scientists Pick the Most Beautiful Equations

      Mathematicians often see more than cold logic in symbols and numbers. They see the sublime
      October 7, 2008The Sciences

      Nobel Prize in Physics

      Japan's Makato Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa share the Nobel Prize with American Yoichiro Nambu for work related to a fundamental description of nature at the subatomic particle level through what is known as broken symmetries...
      August 1, 2014Space

      Garrett Lisi Explains His Grand Unified Theory

      Deep down, the particles and forces of the universe are a manifestation of exquisite geometry
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      Scientific American Health & Medicine

      Scientific American Health & Medicine