You know the drill: when in doubt, bet on Big Al and give the points.
How Big Al viewed God.
A ringing statement that physics isn't "dead" and that there's a lot more to find out. (I checked: the spirit of Big Al approves.)
Sabine Hossenfelder is pretty excited about a new paper on warp drives.
Once again, the weirdness of modern astrophysics:
That realization, on its own, seems like a remarkable coincidence, raising the question of whether our Universe might actually somehow be the interior of a black hole.
I expected to read about wormholes and maybe other exotica. Instead I found a discussion of mostly more conventional means of travel and no discussion at all of how those methods would get around Big Al's limit (nothing can travel faster than the speed of light).
Apparently, even some of Big Al's unpublished work was amazing.
Includes a couple of pictures I had not seen before of Big Al playing the violin.
They keep going after Big Al, but somewhere, I imagine, Big Al is saying "Bring it on."
I had forgotten--or I never knew--even before the eclipse test of the anomaly in Mercury's orbit, Big Al knew he was right.
With that, Einstein knew. He told one friend that on seeing Mercury drop out of his equations that he felt his heart stumble, and another that he was “beside himself with joy.” There was no need to wait for the eclipse—which is why he once said that if the British expedition had come back with the “wrong” numbers “I would feel sorry for the dear Lord. The theory is correct.”