Space is this big!
Now you can do your bit for science. You can put your idle computing power to good use by being part of Internet-connected distributed processing systems that run on volunteered home computers and harness their processing power to conduct large-scale analyses of data.
Recently, the Large Hadron Collider team at Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the LHC@home 2.0 project, to tap into the collective computing power of the public to help simulate particle physics experiments. Among other pursuits, the project could help find an immensely important particle, the Higgs boson.
An interesting read, where Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is intelligently sidestepped. And don’t you love it when concepts like “weak measurement” make their way into physics?
The way I see it – this is how statistics (in this instance, averages), which is a mind-meld of mathematics and art, (sorry for the elvish/ trekkie imagery!) pulls one over science.
This is a simply brilliant video combining PHDcomics’ art and two serious physicists’ explanation of what “Dark Matter” is. It is nice to see brilliant physicists being humble – puts life and universe in some perspective.