Important New Book – Theo van Holten-The Atomic World Spooky? It Ain’t Necessarily So!: Emergent Quantum Mechanics, How the Classical Laws of Nature Can Conspire to Cause Quantum-Like Behaviour by Theo van Holten The hardcover is out – for example here: Amazon.com or at Springer – but its coming out in paperback soon – Amazon.ca . So what I’m saying is that […]
Adam Helfer – Black hole evaporation? – the trans-Planckian problem-I have been reading up on the trans-Planckian problem with the black hole evaporation process. Here is the problem. An observer far away from a black hole sees photons of normal infared or radio wave energies coming from a black hole (i.e. << 1eV). If one calculates the energies that these photons should have once […]
New Support for Alternative Quantum View-An interesting popular article that I found in Quantum . My favourite quote: But there’s another view — one that’s been around for almost a century — in which particles really do have precise positions at all times. This alternative view, known as pilot-wave theory or Bohmian mechanics, New Support for Alternative Quantum View An […]
Cosmic Ray App for iPhone-I have written an app that detects cosmic rays on your iOS device. Its called Cosmic Ray App, its at http://cosmicrapapp.com and it actually seems to work! Get it at the app store. Details on signal processing can be found here.
Gravitational Waves in 3C186 – Supermassive Black Hole Ejection-An arXiv paper by M. Chiaberge, et al. The puzzling radio-loud QSO 3C 186: a gravitational wave recoiling black hole in a young radio source? concludes that a 3e9 solar mass black hole was ejected at a speed of 2000km/sec by the action of gravitational waves. The story was recently highlighted in the press: Astronomers using […]