LOG#247. Seesawlogy.

Introduction  One of the big issues of Standard Model (SM) is the origin of mass (OM). Usually, the electroweak sector implements mass in the gauge and matter sector through the well known Higgs mechanism. However, the Higgs mechanism is not … Continue reading

LOG#245. What is fundamental?

  Some fundamental mottos: Fundamental spacetime: no more? Fundamental spacetime falls: no more? Fundamentalness vs emergence(ness) is an old fight in Physics. Another typical mantra is not Shamballa but the old endless debate between what theory is fundamental (or basic) … Continue reading

LOG#244. Cartan calculus.

I am going to review the powerful Cartan calculus of differential forms applied to differential geometry. In particular, I will derive the structure equations and the Bianchi identities. Yes! Firstly, in a 2-dim manifold, we and introduce the Cartan 1-forms … Continue reading

LOG#243. Elliptic trigonometry.

Jacobi elliptic functions allow to solve many physical problems. Today I will review briefly some features. Let me first highlight that the simple pendulum, Euler asymmetric top, the heavy top, the Duffing oscillator, the Seiffert spiral motion, and the Ginzburg-Landau … Continue reading

LOG#242. Hyperbolic magic.

Beta-gamma fusion! Live dimension! Do you like magic? Mathemagic and hyperbolic magic today. Master of magic creates an “illusion”. In special relativity, you can simplify calculations using hyperbolic trigonometry!   (1)   (2)   are common relativistc equation. Introduce now: … Continue reading

LOG#241. Flatland & Fracland.

Flatland is a known popular story and book. I am going to review the Bohr model in Flatland and, then, I am going to strange fractional (or fractal) dimensions, i.e., we are going to travel to Fracland via Bohrlogy today … Continue reading

LOG#240. (Super)Dimensions.

  Hi, everyone! Sorry for the delay! I have returned. Even in this weird pandemic world…I have to survive. Before the blog post today, some news: Changes are coming in this blog. Whenever I post the special 250th post, the … Continue reading

LOG#236. Exoplanets.

The Nobel Prize in Physics this year, 2019, was awared to Jim Peebles, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz. The latter two men devoted their careers to the search of extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, for short. That is, the search of worlds … Continue reading

LOG#233. Electron microscopes.

Surprise! Second post today. It is a nice post, I believe. Usually, we see the world using photons in certain wavelengths. Our eyes can see only a very limited width of the electromagnetic spectrum. The quantum revolution taught us that … Continue reading

LOG#228. The scientific method.

What is the scientific method? There are many definitions out there, but I am providing mine, the one I explain to my students, in this short post. SCIENTIFIC METHOD (Definition, not unique) A (cyclic) method/procedure to gather/organize, check (verify or … Continue reading