A Physicist Responds to “The Three Body Problem” part 2

To start with, this post will be almost pure spoiler. I’m assuming, if you got through part 1, that you’ve read Cixin Liu’s book. I’ve gotten partway through the second book in the trilogy myself, meaning that I’ve had some additional time to think about the contents of this post, but that I don’t know […]

“Breakthrough Starshot” or Are You Serious, Mr. Hawking?

His heart’s in the right place, I will admit that much. The “Breakthrough Starshot” project was bound to be proposed by someone eventually. Postage stamp-sized space probes riding a beam of light to Alpha Centuri, then beaming messages back to us of what they find there, all with Stephen Hawking’s stamp of approval. Explore another […]