Eureka Moments

by Nick Percival
I have analyzed the Twin Paradox of Special Relativity for 50 years and am very familiar with all of its … >>>become more woke...
by Toshiyasu Abe
While I was working there, I sometimes had to go down to the basement and peel potatoes alone, in a dark, cold, and wet room. At first, I didn’t like this dungeon-like place, especially when it was icy cold and snowing outside. But I found that because my task was easy, and there was no one around to bother me, I could spend lots of time thinking about physics, while peeling those potatoes. At the time, I was reading a book about Einstein’s Relativity Theory. >>>become more woke...
by Cynthia Whitney
Now the fact is this: The Sagnac effect is fatal to SRT as presently practiced. Draper people already knew that, and I soon knew it too. And that is how I became a Dissident Physicist. >>>become more woke...
by Jeff Yee
It was sometime in the late 2000s, while studying string theory, that I began to ask myself if modern physics was on the right track. I had a desire to understand the mysteries of the universe, but digging deeper into particle physics led to more questions not less. >>>become more woke...
by Glenn Borchardt
PSI Blog 20190501 The Discovery of Infinity The question has been asked: “How did you first get the idea the … >>>become more woke...
by Vladimir Ginzburg
It was my son Gene, who triggered my first eureka moment. It occurred during our dinner conversation at the end of December of 1992.  Neither his high school teachers nor my university professors had ever mentioned during their lectures about the the vortex theory.  While looking at a crumb of bread, Gene made a casual observation: There is probably another world inside that piece.”  >>>become more woke...
by Stoyan Sarg
After a sleepless night, I decided to take a drive in my car. While driving, something very important came to me. It was a thought about aether, the abandoned substance of physics that would give light a medium – like air is a medium for sound waves. >>>become more woke...
by Lori Gardi
The first Eureka moment for me was in 1985 when Scientific American published, for the first time, the algorithm for the Mandelbrot Set. It was in the Computer Recreations section of the magazine, written by Kee Dewdney at the time.  >>>become more woke...
by David de Hilster
In 1940, in a physics class in Argentina, a simple question from a physics student to his professor became a moment of "eureka" that was to take this physics student on a journey of decades challenging Albert Einstein himself. Einstein was 60 years old at the time and already hailed as a genius but this student was to change everything with a simple insight that seemed very innocent at the time.>>>become more woke...
by Nick Percival

In 1956, I entered the ninth grade. My math teacher, Mr. Nash, was an excellent and caring teacher. One day he wrote some things on the blackboard and then said something like, “We don’t know what the square root of minus one is.”

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