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Maximising Your Chances of Securing an Academic Job

Maximising Your Chances of Securing an Academic Job

Skills and Qualifications Academic Job Skills Securing an academic job is a competitive endeavour. Therefore, it is important to research the skills and qualifications needed for the desired role and make sure that you are adequately prepared. To maximise your chances of success, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you have the necessary skills and experience for an academic job.  Firstly, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of the […]

Exploring New Worlds: The Hunt For Habitable Exoplanets (Astronomical Puzzles of Extraterrestrial Life.)

Exploring New Worlds: The Hunt For Habitable Exoplanets (Astronomical Puzzles of Extraterrestrial Life.)

For centuries, people have looked up at the stars and wondered what lies beyond. In recent years, advances in modern astronomy techniques have made it possible to explore new worlds and search for potential planets that could support life. At the heart of this exploration is the concept of a ‘Goldilocks zone’, an area of space where the conditions are just right to support the presence of life.  The goldilocks zone is a term used […]

The particulars of particle physics in nuclear fusion energy

The particulars of particle physics in nuclear fusion energy.

Particle physics is a fundamental component of nuclear fusion energy, and the ability to understand and control this process can be the difference between success and failure in developing a viable method for harnessing it. Nuclear fusion is a complex process that relies on the interactions of particles at the atomic level to generate vast quantities of energy. One such application is nuclear fusion energy, which stands to revolutionise our society’s approach to clean energy […]

Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state…

A moving cluster of stars

The universe is a name that was given to the vast space that contains everything we know (and don’t know).The name might confuse some into believing that a huge explosion occurred and particles were shattered in all directions. There was no explosion but rather an expansion of the universe The universe was ‘born’ about 14 billion years ago in a hot maelstrom known as the big bang.  Evidence of the big bang The universe stretched the […]

An Introduction to elementary particle physics

A figure that appears to be made out of particles

The particles that we know today was created during the early stages of the big bang. The particles are grouped according to how they are affected by the four fundamental forces of nature. All oftheir masses are influenced by gravity. The electromagnetic force acts on any particles with a charge. The weak and strong nuclear forces act on the nucleus within an atom. Hadrons interact withall forces while leptons are unaffected by the strong force. […]

Classical Physics

Thermodynamics What is thermodynamics? Newtonian mechanics explain the phenomena on a larger scale such as the motion of cars. Thermodynamics is the study of the concept of heat and temperature. When heated, the size of the object will change. Thermometers  They are devices used to measure the temperature of a system. Thermometers measure the change in physical properties associated with temperature. The volume of the gas expands when exposed to higher temperatures. The state of a solid expands when heated. […]

The Strings of Unity

A theory of everything? “String theory is an attempt at a deeper description of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.” Edward Witten The strangeness of quantum mechanics were explored by various physicists whom explained the quantum interactions in terms of exchanging ‘virtual’ particles. More subatomic particles emerged of the collisions of other particles. The standard model of particle physics emerges from the fundamental particles […]