Infinity and Physics
Many physical theories include infinity, from the 1/r-dependence of electric potentials to the cosmological constant to state-of-the-art
gauge theories. All articles relevant to physics are summarized here alphabetically.
►Anthropic Principle: How the laws of nature presuppose the existence of natural scientists. Or is it the other way around?
►Atom: What holds everything together. The 48 particles of which our world consists — and why it could actually be much simpler.
►Big bang: How it all began.
►Chaos: Minor cause, major effect. What chaos theory is about and why it does not actually exist.
►CP violation: How is it that something exists rather than nothing?
►Dark energy: Why the universe is still expanding.
►Dark matter: The puzzle of the too-quickly-rotating galaxies.
►Diamonds: Not as everlasting as you think. With a guaranteed method to make precious stones simply disappear.
►Dimensions: The world wrapped around the garden hose.
►Entropy: Measure of ignorance.
►Event horizon: Limits of space-time.
►Fossils: The long ages before humanity. Taphonomy, petrification, diagenesis. How fossils originate and how they are dated.
►General relativity theory: Curved space.
►Higgs bosons: How does mass originate?
►Laplace's demon: Limits of free will.
►Laws of nature: What is a theory?
►Many worlds theory: The nine million lives of Schrödinger's cat.
►Multiverse: Are we not alone?
►Natural constants: What the laws of nature cannot explain.
►Neutrino mass: Does the lightest particle have mass at all?
►Perpetuum mobile: Impossibilities of first and second degree.
►Planck units: The basis of everything.
►Proton decay: The end of all matter?
►Puzzles: Everything we still don't know about.
►Quantum computers: (Almost) infinite calculating power.
►Singularity: The end of all natural laws.
►Spaceships of the future: Not just with warp drives.
►Special relativity theory: Expanded time.
►Speed of light: The measure of all things.
►Superconductivity: The end of all resistance.
►Tachyons: Unlimited speed.
►Terminal storage facility: Getting rid of things forever ...
►Time and time travel: Why you shouldn't shoot your grandpa.
►Uncertainty principle: Precision is finite.
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