The Silhouette Emerges

“Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope” – Theodore Roszac

“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible” – Ray Bradbury


Science is beautiful. It is the epitome of exploration, the foundation of knowledge. It is the quest to discover the world around us, and it is an unparalleled amalgam of imagination and painstaking detail. But often that beauty is shrouded by lengthy equations and technical jargon.

This blog is about the other side of science – the personal, the emotional, the artistic. I want to highlight what science means to me, the way it affects our everyday lives, and what it says about our place in the world. Richard Feynman once said, “Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry”. I hope to illuminate as much of that fabric as possible… and I hope you enjoy!


Symmetry Redux: Conservation Laws

Why does our Universe break symmetries? Why do we yearn for Symmetry if the Universe is not Symmetric? I want to offer the seedlings of a potential resolution. I believe that Symmetry is an ideal worth yearning (and fighting) for, and that the Universe is indeed Symmetric. The problem lies in our assumptions about what Symmetry means in physics.