You’ve probably heard of Maxwell’s equations, which are a list of four equations that beautifully describe electricity and magnetism. Maxwell’s equations laid the groundwork for a majority of today’s technology that utilises electricity and magnetism, that is radios, wireless communication, motors, engines, generators just to name a few. …


Unfortunately, just like current flowing from the positive to negative direction, and the potential between the terminals of a battery being called electromotive “force”, we are stuck with the name “spin” due to historical reasons.

To understand the quirks of some of the brightest minds that have graced this planet…


It has been said by many, that gravitational wave astronomy are like a new pair of eyes for humanity; that this technology would enable us to peer far deeper into the depths of the universe and uncover many mysteries. …


Guess what, everything you know about tides (statistically speaking) is wrong. Tell me if this sounds familiar. The gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth is stronger on the side of the Earth on which it is present and weaker on the opposite side. This difference in gravitational attraction…


The standard model of particle physics describes the elementary building blocks of nature with scary accuracy (most of the time). At some level, it’s clearly “correct,” but at others, it’s totally off. There’s a reason why we didn’t just abandoned the standard when it makes a false prediction, it’s because…


I thought that I’ll make a small post about what “things being a particle an a wave at the same time” actually means so that the two people who actually do read my blog don’t get confused in the future.

When someone is trying to convey how quirky quantum mechanics…


Have you ever wondered what makes a study scientific? Well so did Karl Popper, undoubtedly one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. If you’ve done even an ounce of philosophy, then you would know how difficult it is to not disagree with someone else. …


Science knows of two processes as of today. These are random processes and deterministic (but not really) processes. Mixing these together we get probabilistic processes.

A neural network which has learnt to distinguish cats from dogs after considering different things (like droopy ears, the shape of the nose, the presence…


Before saying anything, let me just say, good choice!

In this day and age people really don’t have an excuse for not learning what they are passionate about. With access to the internet being more common than access to sanitation, I think we all should have some self respect and…


Imagine a disembodied brain floating in outer space, simulating reality as we know it. Its memories of its entire life and loved ones originating from sheer randomness, by a coincidental arrangement of particles. Sounds crazy? …

Shantanu Misra

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