Guess and Check


Can we take a moment to appreciate the people who actually worked out spells? Like, I’m honestly not totally sure if spells are discovered or developed, but either way that seems like a truly grueling process.

I’d like to imagine some dude sitting at a desk with a wand just yelling nonsense words until stuff happens.

“Hototopus Marangius… Nothing.“ 
“Superfluidity Pasanova… Nothing.”
“Benedict Cumberbatch… Still Nothing.”
“Wingardium Leviosa, oh oh oh!! That one makes things fly! Guys! Guys look what I found!" 

The tentacle scene in rogue one is truly very superfluous and I’m all the more disturbed by it in its superfluidity because like why was the scene in there, what purpose was it serving

Day 2 - Helium

Welcome to element 2!

The second element of Period 1, Helium is also a noble gas. Only two electrons filling up its s shell.

Helium is extremely light, so light that gravity can’t hold it. It floats up until it reaches space. Living the dream!

In fact, Helium is only found on Earth because of cosmic rays and the decay of radioactive elements such as Thorium and Uranium.

Helium is one of two elements that hasn’t been seen in a compound.

At temperatures approaching zero degrees Kelvin, Helium begins to act as a superfluid, moving without friction in its container.


Shocker: Nobel Prize In Physics Goes To Topology In Materials, Not Gravitational Waves!

“It was thought for a long time that superconductivity and superfluidity, two low-temperature properties of certain types of matter with either zero resistance or zero viscosity, respectively, required a fully three-dimensional material to work through. But in the 1970s, Michael Kosterlitz and David Thouless discovered that not only could they occur in thin, 2D layers, but they discovered the phase transition mechanism by which superconductivity would disappear at high enough temperatures. With fewer degrees of freedom, and fewer dimensions for particles, forces and interactions to travel through, quantum mechanical systems actually become easier to study. Equations that are difficult to solve in three dimensions often become much easier in only two; other equations that are impossible to solve in three dimensions actually have known solutions in two.”

If you want to understand the Universe, there are two big areas you need to know: Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which governs the gravitational force and the curvature of spacetime, and quantum physics, which governs all the particles, the states of matter and every non-gravitational interaction ever. While many were expecting the Nobel Prize to go to the LIGO collaboration for the groundbreaking first direct detection of gravitational waves, there are a slew of quantum discoveries that are literally changing our world today. In the 1970s and 1980s, a new field of physics emerged: applying topology to low-temperature, extreme systems. By looking at thin, 2D layers and the topological defects that occurred inside them, new properties of matter appeared. Working out the physics of how these systems worked and the equations that governed them has led to a whole suite of new research, and is leading towards breakthroughs in electronics and quantum computing.

Go get the full story on this year’s Nobel Prize in physics: “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”






素材はたぶん秋に出したアルバム ”The Scenes One” のレコーディングの時のフッテージだと思う。フッテージ?フテージ?不提示?




わたしは “Ice Cream Van” のビデオがすごく好きなのだけれど、あれを2016年のベストビデオにして、2017年はこれ(Superfluidity)にしよう。アルバムもうすぐ出るはずだけど。違うのかな。


これ “Ice Cream Van” 。見てね。

  • Me: I'm gonna get through this whole damn period while being the chillest bitch on the planet
  • INTJ BF: What temperature are you? -273.14 Celsius?
  • Me: Even if I was you're still so hot you could melt me
  • INTJ BF: Nah you would behave like a superfluid with 0 viscosity and 0 entropy. Like a Bose-Einstein condensate.
  • Me: I'm trying to flirt with you stopppppp
  • INTJ BF: I'm flirting too

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 – David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, J. Michael Kosterlitz – “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”

They revealed the secrets of exotic matter

This year’s Laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter can assume strange states. They have used advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids or thin magnetic films. Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter. Many people are hopeful of future applications in both materials science and electronics.

The three Laureates’ use of topological concepts in physics was decisive for their discoveries. Topology is a branch of mathematics that describes properties that only change step-wise. Using topology as a tool, they were able to astound the experts. In the early 1970s, Michael Kosterlitz and David Thouless overturned the then current theory that superconductivity or suprafluidity could not occur in thin layers. They demonstrated that superconductivity could occur at low temperatures and also explained the mechanism, phase transition, that makes superconductivity disappear at higher temperatures.

In the 1980s, Thouless was able to explain a previous experiment with very thin electrically conducting layers in which conductance was precisely measured as integer steps. He showed that these integers were topological in their nature. At around the same time, Duncan Haldane discovered how topological concepts can be used to understand the properties of chains of small magnets found in some materials.

We now know of many topological phases, not only in thin layers and threads, but also in ordinary three-dimensional materials. Over the last decade, this area has boosted frontline research in condensed matter physics, not least because of the hope that topological materials could be used in new generations of electronics and superconductors, or in future quantum computers. Current research is revealing the secrets of matter in the exotic worlds discovered by this year’s Nobel Laureates.


An old Black and white film about superfluids and thier strange properties, such as it’s frictionless fountains, abilitie to flow upwards and pass through solid objects. A fascinating look at how the truth can definitly be stranger than fiction.

The splitting up of society into a small class, immoderately rich, and a large class of wage-labourers devoid of all property, brings it about that this society smothers in its own superfluidity, while the great majority of its members are scarcely, or not at all, protected from extreme want.

This condition becomes every day more absurd and more unnecessary. It must be gotten rid of; it can be gotten rid of.

—  Engels - Introduction to Marx’s Wage Labour and Capital 1847
Fine Tuning & Black Holes

This is a scientific principle known as “fine tuning”.  This little known fact is what keeps the mind of the physicist open to ideas about an intelligence behind the universe.  It is just too incredibly improbable that the physical universe is EXACTLY as it needs to be for life to form. So, some mechanism is fine tuning it for this purpose.

Now, it gets even weirder. Our universe reproduces. Universes replicate and mutate just like any other life form. This happens in black holes. Here’s how it works. When a giant star burns out it collapses. It collapses into, you guessed it, a black hole then a singularity. Just as it is about to become infinitely dense a phenomena knows as “superfluidity” kicks in.  Hydrogen, by far the most common element in the universe when compressed becomes a superfluid. We can make it here on Earth. A superfluid will not be compressed or contained. So what happens? BANG! A new universe but one slightly different than its parent.

Natural selection kicks in. The most successful of these infant universes are those with the most black holes. So, they need to cool the expanding cosmic gasses so matter can form. How is this done? With carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is carbon and oxygen “coincidentally” the two most necessary components of life. It all fits together like a near impossible and intricate puzzle.

The universe has as its purpose the propagation and protection of life. Life has as its purpose the expansion of self awareness. Consciousness.

☯ Samsaran ☯