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Jan 25, 2022

^{Image from ESA, the European Space Agency.}

By Inés Urdaneta / Physicist and Research Scientist at Resonance Science Foundation

In just one week, two very important studies have shed light on the now irrevocable fact that black holes in the center of galaxies are playing a predominant role in the galaxy formation, event that would explain why astronomers and astrophysicists have found a black hole in the center of galaxies.

In a former RSF article entitled “Supermassive Black Holes Birthing Stars at Furious Rate’ we had addressed the case in which astronomers have observed supermassive black holes creating star-forming regions. Since 2017 a team of astrophysicists have been observing supermassive black holes and the possibility that these entities could be birthing stars, finding evidence of new star birth from material being ejected from the black hole, called an outflow. An outflow of gas could be responsible for creating new stars by swirling around the...

Jan 17, 2022

**By In**** Urdaneta / Physicist and research scientist at Resonance Science Foundation**

By means of numerical simulations and computational calculations, a team from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Georgia Gwinnett College observed that rotating black holes can be traversable. The results were published in Phys. Rev. D, and the calculations were made by Caroline Mallary, student of the research team's director, Gaurav Khanna.

Mallary wanted to test whether Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) in Christopher Nolan's movie *Interstellar*, could survive the plummet into Gargantua - a fictional, rotating, supermassive black hole about 100 million times the mass of our sun. The physical properties of this black hole were taken from the book written by Nobel laureate Kip Thorne, on which the film was based.

These mysterious creatures called black holes, are regions in space where there is an enormous accumulation of energy/matter, concentrated in such a...

Jan 12, 2022

**By Inés Urdaneta / Physicist and research scientist at Resonance Science Foundation**

What is this 240-year-old problem all about?

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783), Swiss mathematician and physicist, is most popularly known for his glorious equation called Euler's Identity: *e ^{iφ}* + 1 = 0, depicted below.

^{Geometric interpretation of Euler's identity, where i represents the imaginary axis of the complex plane and φ is the angle.}

Euler’s contributions in mathematics have been indispensable for the development of physics, particularly in quantum mechanics. As if that were not enough, now the quantum solution to Euler’s puzzle will probably mark a milestone in quantum computation, and in information theory. The puzzle as such consists of the following: Euler had examined the problem of having six different regiments, each with six officers of different ranks, and he wondered if these 36 officers can be arranged in a 6x6 square, so that each row and column...

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