A pre-journey reflection and exercise in milestone-setting.

This isn’t me. Neither should it be you. (Source)

When I was in 10th Grade (or the international equivalent thereof), I was pretty mediocre at everything. The sciences, the humanities, the fine arts. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, as I began to think about the course load I wanted to take on in my last 2 years of pre-University education.

5 years later — after a 2 year stint in the Army — I am still somewhat wary of my desire to study one of the most ascetic subjects in academia; the subject that I’d be scared to mention at parties, one that bequeaths me…

Non-compliant spin property measurements spell uncertainty for current standing theories. How exciting!

Recalling what we know about atoms, with electrons whizzing about in mysterious ways, we find that nestled deep in the center of the atom is an object known as its nucleus. The nucleus is comprised of a subset of hadrons called nucleons — namely, protons and neutrons.

An illustration of various hadrons. (Source, Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova)

Electrons, protons and neutrons: These particles all have intrinsic properties (of which the origins we are still unsure of). One of these properties is known as ‘spin’. Spin is synonymous with the angular momentum of the particle; however, this spin is not manifested in the typical physical sense of a rotating object. Rather…

I know it’s a bit late, to be writing a review of sorts 10 years after the fact, but 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami was a great book that I really enjoyed, and a journey to boot. Not to mention that there’s quite a lot to unpack here, sans erotica.

When I finished the 925-page-marathon of a book that 1Q84 is, I immediately had many questions — Who were the ‘Little People’? How did they pull fibres out of the air to form their Air Chrysalis? What voice were the followers of Sakigake listening to? …

There are few morsels of music that transcend the era they were written in, and remain a class above as timeless pinnacles of artistry and unbridled talent. Suspended in its own league and leaving listeners enchanted, Parallelograms by Linda Perhacs, released in 1970, is one of them.

Cover Art for Parallelograms (Linda Perhacs)

Awash with steady broken acoustic guitar chords, the soaring soprano voice of Perhacs and evocative, charming lyrics, Parallelograms draws any discerning listener in with a warm embrace, stroking their hair gently with well-moisturized hands. Certainly, for me, this album came as a pleasant surprise when I found it on a random Spotify Radio…

It’s obvious we still have a lot to learn about the scale and size of the universe and our reality.

In a media release by Alexia Lopez, a PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), there has been a new observation in deep space, on staggering magnitudes of distance, that have the potential to shake the current theories of cosmology and our understanding of the universe as we know it.

The Giant Arc can be seen near the middle of this image. Shared by Alexia Lopez/Jeremiah Horrock
The Giant Arc is the line of galaxies roughly in the centre of this image (Alexia M. Lopez/Jeremiah Horrock)

The recent observation — nay, discovery — in question is a humungous, nearly symmetrical “arc” of galaxies, found in a portion of the sky within the constellation Boötes…

Not to be confused with the book by Nancy McHugh about pragmatic feminist theories.

A Petrie projection of a type E8 Lie group, which is pretty…. pretty hard to explain.
A visualization for a Lie group called E8. Sorry, I can’t explain it any better, but trust me when I say this might accurately describe reality.

Now more than ever, the study of Theoretical Physics is coming to the point of being an academic grey area. What that means, is that almost every possible nudge forward is met with three nudges backward, and progress is stunted, if not unmeasurable. It makes me wonder if our fellows wielding Doctorates in Philosophy are barking up the wrong metaphysical tree, and what the study of this highly esoteric field will look like in the coming years.

This fixation in me arose after reading Sabine Hossenfelder’s…

Shane A Keiser

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