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Kelly Oakes GBR

I'm an Undergraduate Physics student from Imperial College London, about to start the Masters year of my degree. I mostly write about physics research papers that I find interesting in the hope that other people will find them interesting too. The wordpress version of my blog is here.

My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.

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Before arriving in London, each student receives a short description of the room with the possibility to share a room with a number of other independent students. Twin rooms in flat shares are idea. . .Read More
May 25, 2013, 10:42am

The one thing you forgot to mention, the most important thing as far as I'm concerned, is the possibility that dark matter does not exist at all. It could be nothing but a by-product of our means o. . .Read More
Aug 11, 2012, 11:38am
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agreed, the amount of hours people put into their theories is crazy, but all worth it in the end. . . .Read More
Jun 04, 2012, 12:09pm

From Poincare and caos, for modest changes in the initial conditions, the motion of the system becomes chaotic and completely unpredictable. This is impotrtant for viewing two galaxies mix. Three b. . .Read More
Aug 01, 2011, 4:08pm

Poincare find that trhee body don not have mathematical representation. The mix of two galaxies must be a big caso .Or not? . . .Read More
Jul 29, 2011, 11:14pm
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It may look like a static yellow ball from here, but in reality the Sun is alive with activity. Right now it is becoming more active each day as we get closer to the next solar maximum, which is expected to peak in July 2013. However, a couple of years ago it was quieter than it had been for nearly a century. It had very few sunspots and radiated very little energy. This variation is normal — the Sun goes through regular cycles where its activity and number of sunspots go up and then down again. What was unusual was the depth of this solar minimum.

Dibyendu Nandy, from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in West Bengal, and colleagues Andres Munoz-Jaramillo and Petrus Martens, from Montana State University, think they might have found the reason for this almost unprecedented solar calm.

Each solar cycle lasts roughly 11 years. After this time, its magnetic field flips over. After two cycles the magnetic field has flipped twice and it ends up back where it started. During these cycles the amo . . . More
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