Who’s killing physics?

On a recent visit to my mum’s place, I searched through my old stuff for something my children might like. One book that caught my eyes was (the German edition of) James Trefil’s Dark Side of the Universe. It’s about cosmology, the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe, Einstein’s theory of general relativity, … Continue reading Who’s killing physics?

Nobel Prize–winning physicist dies

Steven Weinberg, named by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as “one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time”, died on 23 July 2021 in Austin, Texas. He was 88. The winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics, which he shared with Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam, Weinberg “revolutionised particle physics, quantum … Continue reading Nobel Prize–winning physicist dies