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John Archibald Wheeler, Physicist & first American involved in theoretical development of atomic fusion. He also originated a novel approach to the unified field theory & popularized the term #BlackHole

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He & Neils Bohr wrote ‘The Mechanism of Nuclear Fusion’ {1939}, a seminal treatise that singled out Uranium-235 for use in development of “atomic bomb”

In later years he turned his attention to the study of unified field theory, the space-time continuum & gravitation.
His 1937 paper ‘On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure’, Wheeler introduced the S-matrix, short for Scattering Matrix.
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So frustrating to #know the answer to the question of how to formulate that #TheoryOfEverything #scientists say is the biggest unsolved problem in #physics, yet they don't even want to look at it:…

Wave-particle duality a #mystery?
What I've found is rather astonishing:

The #mathematics used by #Maxwell are inconsistent.

He left the magnetic vector potential field [A] undefined and decoupled from the #medium thus creating #MaxwellsHole, which introduced an unwarrented #gauge #freedom in the model...
It is this #gauge #freedom thst led to the #hack known as #Quantum #Madness.

Really, it doesn't take a PhD to figure out that when you believe particles can exist at two places at the same time, you have a mental problem.…
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@godless_mom Heaven is just a fairy story for those afraid of the LIGHT
#TheoreticalPhysicists prefer to believe in the heavenly fairy tales they can concoct themselves.
#cosmology #Heaven #GOD #Truth #StephenHawking #NeildeGrasseTyson
@godless_mom Don’t know if they buried #StephenHawking in a black hole, like most people, but he said: "If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out."… #Hawking #BlackHoles #MythMath #cosmology #NeildeGrasseTyson #atheist
@godless_mom Imagine there’s no #BlackHole heaven.
#StephenHawking didn't know what to believe about the NOTHING of #BlackHoles.… #atheists #cosmology
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Se hizo viral en #RRSS (como si fuera del fin de semana) un video de @jguaido que en realidad es de 2015. Probable objetivo: mostrar al Presidente (e) 🇻🇪 como OTRO político poco sensible, que baila mientras el país está en emergencia humanitaria

Abrimos #Hilo de #FakeNews
Otro ejemplo reciente de #FakeNews 👉🏻 el "científico venezolano" que formó parte del equipo que fotografió el #AgujeroNegro #BlackHole

Realidad: la foto es de un actor porno de España 🙈

Posible objetivo: desmotivarte cuando te enteres de que es mentira
Objetivos de las #FakeNews (noticias falsas)

1⃣Confundir, indignar, dividir y desmovilizar políticamente a la gente
2⃣Generar 💰 a portales de dudosa credibilidad a través de clics en noticias llamativas. No le des clic, los monetizas 👉🏻
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4379: Katie Bouman, Black Holes, and Emotional Processing - Nonverbal & Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)
#BlackHole #FirstPictureOfBlackHole #KatieBouman #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #SincereSmile #EmotionalProcessing
1/ Katherine Bouman has become the public persona for the first-ever imaging of a Black Hole.
2/ She's an American imaging scientist and an incoming assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at CalTech. Her Ph.D. thesis was titled, "Extreme imaging via physical model inversion: seeing around corners and imaging black holes".
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We at @MIT_CSAIL are so proud of the role our alum Dr. Katie Bouman played in the development of the first-ever picture of a black hole. She's been psyched about all the #blackhole interest & just wanted to clarify a few things. (1/7)
In our first tweet about this, we linked to a 2016 story about an algorithm she led the development of while at CSAIL. That algorithm was intended to take a picture of a black hole, but didn’t create the final image. (cont.)(2/7)
It inspired image validation procedures in the final paper, and the EHT team together developed new methods that were used in reconstructing the black hole image.(3/7)
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Yoo sobat #brosismks Foto lubang hitam atau black hole baru-baru ini menjadi pembicaraan dan di Google menjadi trending. Temuan foto lubang hitam kali ini memang benar oleh #KatieBouman
Tahun 1784, filsuf dan pionir astronomi John Michell menggagas adanya sebuah benda yang begitu besar di alam semesta. #KatieBouman #BlackHole
Sekitar 200 tahun kemudian lewat teori relativitas yang digagas Einstein, sejumlah ilmuwan menekuni gagasan itu dan mengatakan bahwa obyek itu memang ada dan begitu misterius sehingga apa pun bisa terisap olehnya. Dan itulah #blackhole
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First ever direct image of a black hole! The supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 -- 6.5 billion times as massive as the Sun! #EHT #BlackHole The image is better than I expected! A glowing ring, brighter on the bottom, with a dark region in the middle
How was this image created? A giant global network of radio/millimeter-wave telescopes joined together to create a virtual PLANET-SIZED telescope. The image is patched together from the data from all of these. #EHT #BlackHole (image: Akiyama et al and ApJL) Globe with six telescope sites labelled and with lines drawn between them. Acronyms on image: JCMT, SMA, SMT, LMT, PV, APEX, ALMA, SPT.
There's a brief write-up at @PhysicsWorld here:… with more images. Here's the image seen (left) compared with a simulation (middle) and the simulation blurred to the expected resolution of the telescope (right). (Image via Akiyama et al & ApJL) Blurry image as seen, left. (It looks like a fuzzy bright donut.) Center has a swirly sharp image with a bright ring and a dark hole in the middle, with a label of the scale showing 40 micro-arcseconds. Then on the right is the simulation image blurred so that it looks pretty much exactly like the observed image.
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The Event Horizon Telescope will be announcing its results at 6.30 pm IST on 10th April. The @ehtelescope is trying to image the shadow of the supermassive black hole at the centre for our Milky Way, so this is going to be big news indeed! This is a thread on the #EHTBlackHole
You can watch the press conference live at… and
. Press note on #EHTBlackHole at… &…. Why are we all excited about this? What will the @ehtelescope announce? How can we image a black hole?
Will they show us a blurry image of #EHTBlackHole where we can't make out anything, like, or something that will make us gasp in awe, like…? Follow this thread to figure out the why, how and what ...
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Humans are about to see the first-ever photo of a 'supermassive' black hole. Here what we hope to discover…
The heart of every major galaxy is said to contain a supermassive #BlackHole - a place where anything, including light, can be devoured to the point of no return.
For years, scientists have struggled to capture one of these deadly masses on camera, since the absence of light renders them nearly impossible to see.
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You may find this hard to believe but there’s a part of me that is profoundly and sincerely disappointed in Robert Mueller. I really thought that above all he cared about his own image and his own legacy and at least paid some remote lipservice to the rule of law. Silly me.
@AndrewCMcCarthy appearing with @TuckerCarlson repeatedly referred to #WikiLeaks as WIKEY LEAKS. Are you telling me that this expert throughout the course of his evaluation and review never heard the correct pronunciation of the word that has been front and center for years?
Had #RobertMueller felt confident and proud about the arrest of #RogerStone he would not have allowed it to occur on a Friday thus relegating the story to weekend news #BlackHole status. America has the attention span of a gnat and by Monday will have forgotten the entire event.
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It's time: #Godzilla v. #Destoroyah! Scientist 2 meddling kids: First u warn me to not make an oxygen destroyer. Now U want me to make one! #kidsthesedays @Elreynetwork #kaiju
I said I could make one. I didn't say it would be easy. #Godzilla v. #Destoroyah @Elreynetwork #kaiju
Ooh-this movie ha=is #graphic sensitive viewers' warning! @Elreynetwork on the scourge of magamonster violence. #Killitwithfire #Kaiju #cadmiummissles #Godzilla
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Starting a recurring thread on BLACK HOLES. From history to our modern understanding and, in between, any bizarre facts about it.
1. The idea of "dark stars" - from where light cannot escape - became obvious since we figured in the late 1600s that the speed of light is indeed finite. Here is a quote by philosopher-scientist John Michell from 1784.

(Source: Wikipedia)
2. After Einstein published his breakthrough paper on Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, it was known: (i) nothing travels faster than the speed of light, (ii) speed of light is constant for all observers. Therefore, a "dark star" is 'black' for all observers of the Universe.
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