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Do you Trust Atoms?

It’s a play: ‘Trusting Atoms: the Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann’, a tragic science play, no less. Locked in a conflict over the existence of atoms, 19th century physics and philosophy become personal, like all other human endeavour. I first … Continue reading

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How far did Social and Religious Factors Influence the Evolution of Mathematical Models of the Universe?

Original ideas about the universe did not consider it as a mathematical model. Anaximander (610-546BC) was the first to propose a mechanical model for the world, envisaging the earth as the flat top surface to a cylindrical platform floating very … Continue reading

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