I was always fascinated with science. I read all the books I could find marked “popular science” often giving me many answers but also leaving me with many questions. I wanted to know more, to understand everything around us, to better perceive all the physical properties of life and our surroundings.
Although I am an engineer, I am not, nor will I ever be a scientist. I realized, on time thankfully, that being a scientist interested in physics means being an excellent mathematician, which I am definitely not. That’s why my heroes are these people who are scientists and able to present their findings in a popular way (Leonard Susskind, Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking, just to name a few).
I still remember when I asked my high school teacher what happens when you turn the lights on a space ship travelling at the speed of light. “Ships cannot travel at the speed of light.” She said.
True, but that’s not what I wanted to hear. I wanted her to thread into hypothetical and make that thought experiment. Today you can easily find solutions to this problem on internet and I invite you to research.
I will share with you only two things that I am especially fascinated with.
First one is Einstein's Theory of General Relativity which is explained in a nice and simplified way here.
The second one is something I started to research years ago and is the opposite of Einstein’s world of huge objects and space. It’s the quantum world, world of tiny particles that we are all made of and that might, one day, give us answers to many existential questions.
Take a look at the following video which was my intro to quantum world. The famous two slit experiment. I hope that you will, just like I did, spend hours and hours researching on internet trying to better understand the quantum world in pursuit of answers to questions like where did we come from, are we alone, how did universe start…