Looking at the Dark Matter World

Hi readers of Physics Horizon. It has been a few months since there was the last news post! The reason for this is I have been working hard on my 4th year at University. I hope to be able to bring you more regular news in the coming weeks and I am really glad that…

PhysCraft: Physics through Minecraft #1

A few months ago I posted the first episode of a series I call PhysCraft with the aim of teaching a bit of Physics through the popular game Minecraft. The episode focuses on the states of matter. I realise that I needed a bit more confidence in the video but other than that please comment…

Spotlight #2: Measuring the Mass of Cosmic Giants

The universe we live in has a hierarchy of structure. We live on a planet which orbits an averaged sized star that we call the Sun. The Sun has neighbouring stars which all form into a large galactic city that we call the Milky Way. Each of these galaxies is gravitationally combined with all the…

Milky Way has a Dark Matter deficit?

A new set of galactic formation simulations has suggested that our Milky Way could actually contain only 1/4 to a 1/3 of the previously accepted quantity of Dark Matter. When scientists observe other spiral galaxies in the Universe one property which is commonly investigated is how the rotational velocity of the stars is related to…

Public to help uncover fundamental property about Antimatter

Have you ever seen the movie Angels and Demons? The movie begins with the theft of a material from CERN a vial of antimatter. This substance is a valid part of nature, antimatter has a lot of the same properties that their matter counterparts do. These include mass and the magnitude of their charge and…