Nearing the end of the first semester of 2022, some second-year Physical Science students taking PH 2006 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology were invited by their industry case study mentors for a ... Read more

# Author: Pramudith Fernando

## Solutions To A Quantum Conundrum

In quantum mechanics, particles are described by their “quantum states”, mathematical objects that describe the probabilities of observing different results after measurements on them. Quantum entanglement is the effect ... Read more

## The Unkept Tank

## Memes, But Not The Kind You’re Thinking Of

What do TikTok trends, Sri Lankans honking their horns invoking a certain black bird, catchy tunes that everyone hums, adding an ‘m’ between syllables of a word, “sad doge”, “distracted ... Read more

## Insights On The Most Important Discussion Of Our Time

In the highly informative, yet accessible book “Life 3.0”, author Max Tegmark presents the developments, challenges and possibilities of superhuman AI, explaining the topics which form the basis of the discussion, while ... Read more

## Probing the Higgs Boson

In 2012 CERN discovered the highly elusive fundamental particle named the Higgs Boson and in later experiments, the particle’s theoretically predicted interactions with many other particles were experimentally confirmed. In ... Read more

## 33, 42 and “Sums of Three Cubes”

Let us write 29 as 29 = x³ + y³ + z³, plug in any integers for x, y, z. One set of solutions is 29 = 3³ + 1³ + 1³. Pretty simple and intuitive, right? Similarly, how about 30? Not so much. The only known solution involves ... Read more

## When Logic Has Left The Chat

Bad arguments are everywhere, be it on debates, news or on social media, there’s always faulty reasoning and dishonest methods of persuasion. Done either knowingly or not, or with whatever intent, everyone’s guilty of it to ... Read more