Thomas Watson blogs on Cherenkov Radiation

When a plane goes into super-sonic speeds a sonic boom is heard. The sound/pressure waves produced by the aircraft lag behind it (Fig 1.1), and as the waves are not faster than the super-sonic plane. The waves interfere with each other constructively, creating a large pressure wave which we hear as a distinctive boom. The […]

Thomas Watson blogs about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity vs Quantum Mechanics

In the early 1900s Albert Einstein released two papers that changed the way we perceived the universe forever. The first of these papers to be released (1905) was ‘The theory of Special Relativity’, the second (released 1915) ‘The theory of General Relativity’.  However, the groundwork for the next great theory was already in motion before […]