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One of the most profound concepts to come out of condensed matter physics is the idea of emergent properties – nontrivial properties of a system that are not trivially deducible from the microscopic aspects and interactions of the underlying degrees…
Joseph Fourier: Heat Radiation and finding new answers
In this, the third and final part of author T. W Korner's exploration of Joseph Fourier's work, we look at Fourier's work on global warming, and the comparison between it and the work of John Tyndall.
Joseph Fourier: Breaking new ground
Read Part One: Remembering Joseph Fourier When asked about his role in the French Revolution, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès replied ‘I survived it’. Joseph Fourier’s story would now be forgotten if he had not written one of the most in…
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'The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time' attacks prevailing theories about the universe and its history to stunning critical…