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Fermi Paradox - Wikipedia

A page describing the Fermi paradox: the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact ...

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Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each

Famous paradoxes explained in just over a minute, including three physics ones; the grandfather paradox, twin paradox and Schrödinger’s Cat.

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Hungarians and the Fermi Paradox

Physicist Enrico Fermi, said to be a firm believer in the existence of extra-terrestrials, was frustrated by the lack of firm evidence of their existence. This is an amusing discussion of the problem.

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Where are the aliens?

A good clear discussion of the Fermi Paradox which argues that if there is extraterrestrial life they should have found us by now. Written by SETI astronomer Seth Shostak.

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Biography of Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi (1901 - 1954) is recognized among physicists as one of the great scientists of the 20th century.

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Fermi-Dirac Statistics

The Fermi-Dirac distribution applies to fermions, particles with half-integer spin which must obey the Pauli exclusion principle.

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Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his work on the artificial radioactivity produced by neutrons, and for nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. A good biography ...

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Olbers' paradox

BBC h2g2 page discussing Olbers' paradox and its solutions.

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The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Erwin Schrödinger's joke about quantum mechanics has now become engrained into popular culture. This article explains the science behind the paradox.

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Olbers' paradox

An in depth discussion of Olbers' paradox.

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