A Calabi-Yau manifold is a kind of six-dimensional surface that has very special properties. These special properties mean that Calabi-Yaus play a central role in String Theory research.
The Universe in Colour: The Meissner Effect
This isn't an action shot of a cube of metal as it falls to the ground. This is real life levitation.
The Universe in Colour: Boötes Void
The universe in colour! ...or not. The object I'm focusing on today is almost completely black, it gives off virtually no radiation of any sort.
The Universe in Colour: Mandelbrot Set
A new feature! Each week I'll post an image related to something from Physics, Philosophy or Mathematics and say a little bit about it and it's significance.