“Hydrogen is the simplest atom, the simplest molecule and perhaps the most complicated elemental solid,” says Arthur Ruoff, a high-pressure physicist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In 1968, Cornell physicist Neil Ashcroft predicted that solid metallic hydrogen might be a superconductor. In 2004, calculations by Ashcroft and others suggested that, under certain combinations of pressure and temperature, hydrogen atoms would rearrange themselves into a new kind of quantum liquid with attributes of both superconductors, which conduct electricity without resistance, and superfluids, which flow without resistance.
House of Mind: Terminal Lucidity
I was introduced to this concept last week while I was attending the funeral of someone who was thought to have experienced this during his last day alive. I visited the home where he passed away and was told that the nurses and family members were in awe of his passing because he had become…
Minimal Posters - Five Great Mathematicians And Their Contributions.