http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3BXov3/io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive/

]]>So this article talks about Einstein, who we all know was a physicist. But what I took away from this wasn’t *what* he worked on, but *how*.

Einstein was constantly thinking about what he loved- physics. As the article says, he was a third-class examiner in the Swiss patent office when he thought up what it would be like to travel alongside a beam of light. Einstein shows that you can **always** be thinking and can come up with new ideas **anywhere**.

He even worked and thought all the way to his deathbed.

This connects to my research because physics isn’t a topic that can only be discussed with paper and pencil or computer (though they do help). Physics is ideas, thoughts, and new ways of looking at things.

]]>Riemann suggests that things like gravity and other unseen ‘forces’ in our world could really be ‘crumples’ in other dimensions.

]]>Take the Pythagorean theorem. A cornerstone of basic geometry. We can apply this to a cube, by stating that a b and c represent three adjacent sides of a cube. a^2 + b^2 + c^2 = d^2 where d is the diagonal of the cube.

Now let’s give the cube N dimensions and z is the length of the diagonal. a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + d^2 … = z^2

So we can mathematically find the length of a five dimensional cube, even though we cannot picture it.

I’m definitely going to have to move slowly through this book, but I think I’m going in the direction I want to.

]]>The thing is, no one really knows what spacetime is.

I’m hoping to look at more quantum theory and possibly string theory and try to link them, though it might be a dead end.

It would take multiple posts to explain this and I don’t think I’m grasping the whole concept, so I’m going to skip the explanation (for now.)

]]>‘If you have not understood quantum mechanics then you have not understood it’ Niels Bohr This should blow your mind: Yes. The mere presence of the observer is affecting the actual result! If you can think of a logical reason why then you can get yourself a nobel prize. Quantum theory…]]>

This.is.crazy.! I think I’ll need more than one semester to do this project…

‘If you have not understood quantum mechanics then you have not understood it’ Niels Bohr

This should blow your mind:

Yes. The mere presence of the observer is affecting the actual result! If you can think of a logical reason why then you can get yourself a nobel prize.

Quantum theory is starting to enter biology, :

There is even a book out that tries to give an alternative view to Darwinian Evolution:

This isnt likely to replace Darwinian Evolution theory but is more likely to live by it as a supplementary area of research. In much the same way that Newtonian Physics and Quantum physics co-exist.