For example, Fetch AI, an AI and digital economics company, recently announced the appointment of Marcin Abram who them as a Machine Learning Scientist. Abram completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2016 and his doctoral research explored topics on coherence and emergent behaviour in quantum systems. Another key appointment was of Dr Sebastian Seung was by Samsung Electronics to bolster the AI R&D and bring a revolutionary business impact. An eminent computational neuroscientist, Dr Seung originally studied theoretical physics at Harvard. He has worked as a researcher at Bell Labs and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The hunt for dark matter and dark energy -- the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe -- has so far been fruitless. But what if this is because dark matter and energy don't really exist? This is what Erik Verlinde -- a string theorist at the University of Amsterdam and the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics -- posits. In a newly published research paper, Verlinde argues that anomalies in the motion of stars and galaxies -- the reason why scientists invoked the presence of dark matter in the first place -- can be explained solely through a theory known as "emergent gravity." According to this theory, gravity, far from being a fundamental force of nature, is a phenomenon that "emerges" due to the movement of fundamental bits of information stored in the very structure of space-time.
What was the worst mistake ever made in theoretical physics? Since Einstein shares the honor (with Newton) as the greatest theoretical physicists of all time, let me give some examples of his mistakes. He wrote a paper showing that gravitational radiation is impossible, that it does not exist. The paper was turned down by a referee who claimed it had mistakes; we now know the referee was Robertson, one of the great theoreticians of cosmology. Einstein was furious, and he said he would never again submit an article to that journal, but Robertson turned out to be right, as Einstein later acknowledged, and now we are directly detecting the kinds of waves that Einstein thought didn't exist.
April 18, Tuesday, marks the 62nd death anniversary of Albert Einstein. The German-born theoretical physicist, known for his work and major impact on physics, died in 1955 in New Jersey from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. He developed the theory of general relativity and advanced the law of photoelectric effect and his work earned him a Nobel Prize in 1921. Moreover, the Time magazine also named him "Person of the Century" in 1999.
Even though his body was attacked by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, when Hawking was 21, he stunned doctors by living with the normally fatal illness for more than 50 years. A severe attack of pneumonia in 1985 left him breathing through a tube, forcing him to communicate through an electronic voice synthesizer that gave him his distinctive robotic monotone.