Physics

The illusion of RGB screens
When an animal sees a computer screen, it doesn’t see the same colours as you do because our monitors only properly work for humans. This (...)
May 26, 2015 – Jakub MarianCognition, Physics
Difference between ‘violet’ and ‘purple’
People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so lets take a look at the two colours in comparison (there are various shades of (...)
May 17, 2015 – Jakub MarianCognition, Physics
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Are statistical data and scientific results subject to copyright?
I have recently created a map showing the number of books published per year per capita by country in Europe. The figures in the map are (...)
Comparison of the largest star (UY Scuti), the Solar System, Sun, Jupiter, and Earth
Some objects in the Universe are huge, but it is hard to imagine how huge they really are. To help my readers with that, I made the (...)
December 26, 2014 – Jakub MarianPhysics
How can chaos be deterministic?
Perhaps you have already heard the term “deterministic chaos”. It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? One would expect chaotic (...)
September 11, 2013 – Jakub MarianMathematics, Physics
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Are scientific theories objective?
Virtually all physicists praise the scientific method as the best possible approach to discovering the laws of nature because it is (...)
Are mathematical objects real?
There are two major (and very different) “world views” among mathematicians. Adherents of Plato’s view believe that mathematical objects (...)
August 28, 2013 – Jakub MarianChemistry, Mathematics, Physics