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From Ig Nobel to Nobel Prize: Changing the World through Surprise

From Ig Nobel to Nobel Prize: Changing the World through Surprise

By Angela Zhu   Hello everyone! Welcome to part two of the Ig Nobel Series! The winner to be introduced this time won the 2000 Ig Nobel Prize, and a decade later, he was honored as the real Nobel Prize winner for his research on graphene. What made him “the lucky...
The Ig Nobel Prize: Why are Cats Liquid?

The Ig Nobel Prize: Why are Cats Liquid?

By Angela Zhu   Did you know that there exists an amusing prize for the funniest scientists and their comical findings?  In this series, we will explore the famous Ignoble Nobel Prize (abbreviated as “Ig Nobel”) and share some interesting research done by the...
The Arrow of Time

The Arrow of Time

By Sophia Eiley   Time is defined as “the continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future” [1]. But what defines the sequence? And why does it flow forward?...
The James Webb Space Telescope: Rewriting Cosmic History?

The James Webb Space Telescope: Rewriting Cosmic History?

By Vincent Jia   Introduction The desire to fully understand the origins of the universe and the formation of galaxies has been pushing the development and construction of telescopes of various types. Due to the technological limitations of the Hubble telescope...
Physics of Free Kicks

Physics of Free Kicks

By Sophia Eiley   Many of the extraordinary goals in football history — from the likes of our idols such as Messi, Ronaldo and DeBruyne, as well as Roboerto Carlos’ banana swerve screamer in the France 1997 world cup — are owed to physics.  Source:...