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Optics Illustrations from the Physics Textbooks of Amédée Guillemin (1868/1882)

- July 9, 2019 in Amédée Guillemin, color, colour, crystals, light, optics, physics, René Henri Digeon

Illustrations from the 19th-century physics text books of Amédée Guillemin.

The Fourth Dimension and the Bible (1922)

- March 13, 2019 in bible, fourth dimension, invisible worlds, mathematical fiction, mathematics, physics, Religion

William Granville's attempt to explain the more mysterious aspects of the Bible through the rigours of pure mathematics.

The Splash of a Drop (1895)

- October 6, 2016 in drop, milk, physics, splash, water, waves

A delightfully focused study on the physics and aesthetics of a splashing drop, wit some wonderful diagrams.

The Splash of a Drop (1895)

- October 6, 2016 in drop, milk, physics, splash, water, waves

A delightfully focused study on the physics and aesthetics of a splashing drop, wit some wonderful diagrams.

The Splash of a Drop (1895)

- October 6, 2016 in drop, milk, physics, splash, water, waves

A delightfully focused study on the physics and aesthetics of a splashing drop, wit some wonderful diagrams.

Worlds Without End

- December 9, 2015 in electromagnetism, ether, Fournier d’Albe, invisible worlds, physics, psychic phenomena, quantum physics, radioactivity, Religion, Myth & Legend, Science & Medicine, Society for Psychical Research, spiritualism, telepathy, William Barrett, x-rays

At the end of the 19th century, inspired by radical advances in technology, physicists asserted the reality of invisible worlds — an idea through which they sought to address not only psychic phenomena such as telepathy, but also spiritual questions around the soul and immortality. Philip Ball explores this fascinating history, and how in this turn to the unseen in the face of mystery there exists a parallel to quantum physics today.

Notes on the Fourth Dimension

- October 28, 2015 in 4D, Books, charles howard hinton, Featured Articles, flatland, fourth dimension, geometry, ghosts, hinton cube, hyperspace, mathematical fiction, mathematics, maths, Philosophy, physics, Science & Medicine, spirits, spiritualism, tesseract

Hyperspace, ghosts, and colourful cubes - Jon Crabb on the work of Charles Howard Hinton and the cultural history of higher dimensions.