I am finally getting situated in the new apartment and finally getting ready to begin my journey. Just to elaborate a little bit more about myself. I have studied physics independently alone in the early years of college. I hated it in high school it seemed more an exercise in boring mathematics (I know I have a masters in math and love mathematics, high school math was boring until calculus for me) The moment I read through the Lorentz Transformation and gained an understanding of special relativity in two dimensional space, I was astonished and wanted to learn the rest of physics. Particularly I tried to rush my way to understanding General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. I rushed through the basics so fast that none of it stuck in my head. I understood it and could of solved problems with reference but did not have it ingrained anywhere. But now I decided to take a step all the way back to the beginning and with patience work my way forward. Of course mathematics wise a lot will seem trivial to me personally but hey it’s what has to be done.
I am not even sure if anybody out there that stumbles across this site will even find my ramblings interesting but hopefully my ramblings can help someone gain a different perspective on the topics of physics I will be covering, hopefully most if not all areas of physics on all levels.
Since I am moving I haven’t begun my study since my books are all packed up .Â I figured I would keep the ball rolling and talk real quick about the above picture.Â I find this picture truly inspiring.Â It is from the Salvay Conference in 1927.Â In this single photo we have almost all the people who founded the base of modern physics as we know it today, ALL in one picture.Â Einstein, SchrÃ¶dinger, Max Plank, Marie Curie, Heisenberg, Bohr, Dirac, de Broglie, PauliÂ just to name a few.Â 17 of these 29 brilliant minds won a noble price.Â I mean think about it.Â It’s like having Newton, Galileo, Kepler, da Vinci, Hooke in a single photo together.Â Â I have it framed and it will be going right on my desk when I move into my new place to remind me of their quest for knowledge and how they revolutionized the world just with their curiosity.Â I would love to do the same but understanding it is going to be just as big a task.
Categories: Physics History Bohr, de Broglie, Dirac, Einstein, Heisenberg, Marie Curie, Max Plank, Pauli, quantum mechanics, Schrodinger, Solvay conference
Hi,Â To tell you a little about myself, I am a software engineer by day, scientist by night.Â I have a masters in mathematics but that hasnâ€™t been enough to fulfill my curiosities.Â I came up with this site as part of a project.Â My goal is to learn the universe.Â In the words of Einstein, â€œI want to know Godâ€™s thoughts, the rest are just details.â€ I will be taking the long journey down the road to learning and comprehending our universe through the language of mathematics and observation.Â And by that I mean Physics!!
I will be tackling book after book, experiment by experiment, reading, learning and blogging about it.Â My hope is that perhaps my posts will benefit someone out there as nerdy as I am and together we can journey down the road of knowledge to comprehending the universe and perhaps having a few good discussions along the way.
So please, read and enjoy my posts and comment if you like what you read.Â I am open to suggestions and new ideas just reach out to me.