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Rachel Hamburg

I'm just a plain old physics student who loves learning about the world around me. I hope to obtain a graduate degree in nonlinear dynamics or a related field and eventually do a bit of research. Although physics is my first love, I also enjoy folk dancing, ping-pong, and reading British literature.

Physics 101: Heads or Tails?

I bought a sweatshirt a few months ago, and despite the fact that it’s the teeniest bit too small, I couldn’t love it more. It’s navy blue and branded with the phrase “Entropy: It ain’t what it used to be.”…

May 14, 2015

Physics 101: Falling Apples

There’s a popular little story about Newton observing an apple fall from a tree and being inspired to develop the law of gravity. Whether or not that story is entirely true, it does illustrate the astuteness of Newton’s mind. He…

December 31, 2014

Physics 101: Just Act Natural

So, while researching some nerdy physics stuff on the Internet, I came across this article by Christian physicist Stephen Barr: The Large Hadron Collider, the Multiverse, and Me (and my friends). It introduces the concept of naturalness, which I’ll talk…

August 30, 2014

Physics 101: To Infinity and Back

By Rachel Hamburg Time. What a strange, intriguing concept. Scientists tell us that time is the fourth dimension, and in that respect, it seems almost tangible. It flows by us all of our days, like water through a tunnel, and…

August 4, 2014

Physics 101: Seconds, Anyone?

By Rachel Hamburg Isaiah 40:6-7 – “…All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof as the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades…” Everything dies, and in fact, everything is dying this very second. Our bodies,…

June 30, 2014

Physics 101: Say Hello to Conservation

By Rachel Hamburg No matter what Sheldon Cooper may say, everything did not all start with a big bang. At its heart, the Big Bang theory breaks fundamental rules of physics, and I’m truly disturbed that it’s becoming so popular…

May 30, 2014