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Theoretical Physicists

Sound advice on how to be brilliant

So you want to be brilliant, but you worry that you lack the necessary in-born traits? Never fear. Nearly anyone can achieve mental brilliance, if they choose the right habits, according to American professors Edward Burger and Michael Starbird in their new guide to better mental agility.

Monday, 20 August, 2012, 9:54am

Corrections & clarifications

The caption to a photograph of scientist Peter Higgs accompanying the report, 'Behold the God particle', on page 13 of the Sunday Morning Post on July 8 stated, incorrectly, that he is a Nobel laureate.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

At last, a European project triumphs

Amid all the doom and gloom about the possible break-up of the euro zone, another grand European project which has time and again been threatened with failure has delivered. Many of the world's finest physicists at Cern have, by using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), found what is likely to be the Higgs boson, the long-sought particle needed to complete the standard model of physics.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thinking different is not always easy

Much was made about how the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry, Dan Shechtman, suffered years of professional ostracism for claiming to have discovered an entirely new class of solid material. That is hardly surprising.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Portrait of a genius as the Einstein show comes to town

Fans of Albert Einstein no longer need travel to his legendary museum in Switzerland to pay homage. For more than four months from today, some 200 of the genius' personal possessions and writings from the museum in Berne will be on display at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Einstein exhibit reveals man and his work

In his first visit to Hong Kong in 1922, Albert Einstein compared the scenic city to Switzerland.

If he were to see the city today, the father of modern physics would probably change his mind.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Into the mind of Hawking

Mysteries surrounding the universe have fascinated people for centuries. In a new television series, the world's leading scientist, Stephen Hawking, puts the spotlight on aliens, time travel and how it will all end, among others, raising a few eyebrows in the process.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Intrigue and genius

Most people opt to watch family movies and comedies at the cinema over Christmas, but here's a chance to try something a little more challenging this holiday.

Japanese films such as 20th Century Boys and Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit have proved popular in Hong Kong this year, and Suspect X, a detective thriller, looks set to follow suit.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

The brilliant minds of science

Albert Einstein

When he was a child, none of Albert Einstein's teachers realised how clever he was. Einstein disliked school so much he failed almost all of his courses.

He was born on 14 March, 1879 in Ulm in Germany. Although he left school when he was 15, he continued to study on his own.

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: the legacy of a great scientist

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am