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Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics events
Stars sometimes explode with such violence that for a week or two they outshine an entire galaxy of 100 billion stars. These `supernova explosions' can end the lives of both massive, young stars and welter-weight dead stars: white dwarfs.
The practical objective of improving steam engines led to an impressive level of abstract thinking during the development of thermodynamics.
A major theme in current theoretical physics is understanding the implications of quantum mechanics for the dynamics of composite systems. When sub-systems interact, they naturally become correlated.