So, my blog-venture starts here, with this post. How long will this journey last? I don’t know, but I hope we can enjoy it together for a long long time. I promise it will be a fantastic journey from the micro-cosmos formed by the smallest particles known to the stars and galaxies.
So, why am I starting this blog? What is my motivation? My motivation is my love for Science. Science as whole, and in particular, Physics and Astrophysics. Since I was 8 years old I wanted to be a scientist and study the stars and the cosmos. I loved watching documentaries on TV and reading books about it. Some scientist think that our job ends when we publish a paper in one of our specialised journals, but I disagree. By publishing scientific papers we reach to our colleagues, but what about the rest of the society? What about those kids out there that want to read about science, about what we do? If we keep our knowledge for ourselves, then why is the general public going to be interested on whatever we are doing? Why young capable minds are going to be interested on following our footsteps?
The idea of this blog is to do exactly that, to take recent discoveries and explain them in easy words so anybody interested can enjoy them too. And if after that someone wants to read more technical stuff, well, the links will be there for you too. I want to show you what we do, how we do it and why we do the things that we do. And why learning Physics and Astrophysics is fun.
Welcome to “The Space-time Box” and thanks for joining me on this (hopefully) long journey. Your comments will always be welcome.