For many people, it doesn’t take much for their enthusiasm in Physics to come across. You can probably name quite a few famous Physicists; Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, and that’s just a few. But why are they famous and what it is about them that we respect and are in awe of?
They have helped shape Science as we know it today, some famous scientists dropped out of school, some wrote books without being able to use their hands and some quite literally gave their life in the name of Science!
Physics is all about understanding how the world around us works. Time is always an interesting concept and a current famous quote of mine is:
“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”
One section of Physics is the study of time, we have a pretty good understanding of the present, we can gather evidence to show us the past but the future, well that’s a whole other ball game. Why is the future different to the past? That’s a philosophical question. But Physics is the area of science that allows us to predict it.
If you knew everything about the universe right at this moment in time you would be able to predict the next fraction of a second in time. We use this concept already in predicting things like the weather – which we don’t always get right!
Physics explains everything, if it doesn’t it’s because the Science currently used is wrong. So it needs new innovative, intuitive scientists to help solve the problems. Take the following minutephysics clip as an example: