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Huerta previously used machine learning on a supercomputer called Blue Waters to detect signs of gravitational waves in data from the LIGO observatory that won its founders the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.
Because of these oddities and others, many physicists have been betting on neutrinos to open the door to the next frontier in physics.
In physics, Hawking's name will forever be connected with black holes, but in common use, Hawking will likely be remembered best for refusing to let his disease interfere with his fierce intellectual power.
And some of the most profound debates in physics at that time had a philosophical nature.
But after graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1957 with a degree in physics, West fielded multiple job offers and chose Bell Labs because of the company’s diversity, a rarity in the field.
There’s a concept in physics called holography, which finds that our three-dimensional universe can be represented in two dimensions.
Knowing the challenges facing young women in physics, Dad went out of his way to fuel my passion.
Jess is smart, easily bored, floundering in physics, and possessed of a tendency, alternately irritating and salutary, to push people to their limits and beyond.
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: a science that deals with matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound
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