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Steve Byrnes
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Photons from stars--how do they fill in such large angular distances?

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What challenges needed to be overcome to create (blue) LEDs?

42 votes

Does Gödel preclude a workable ToE?

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Do all the conservation laws of Physics take no time to propagate?

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How can the Hall effect ever show positive charge carriers?

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Can the Lorentz force expression be derived from Maxwell's equations?

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Is coherent light required for interference in Young's double slit experiment?

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Why does spin have a discrete spectrum?

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QM without complex numbers

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Is water really $H_2O$? On a comment concerning the quantum mechanical description of water made by Hilary Putnam

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Homemade salad dressing separates into layers after it sits for a while. Why doesn't this violate the 2nd law of thermodynamics?

17 votes

What's the difference between Fermi Energy and Fermi Level?

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Consequences of the new theorem in QM?

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Pn junction voltage drop?

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Why use lasers for intense, localized heat instead of some other light source?

15 votes

Is one way glass possible?

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How Special Relativity causes magnetism

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Why do spin-$\frac{1}{2}$ nuclei have zero electric quadrupole moment?

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Why don't the colors in an oil slick change as I walk past?

11 votes

Why do we still not have an exact (constants-based) definition for a kilogram?

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Why does light reflect more intensely when it hits a surface at a large angle?

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Definition of mean free time in the Drude model

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Is it theoretically possible to reach $0$ Kelvin?

10 votes
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laser pointer class III and potential eye damage

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Perpetual motion machine of the second kind possible in nano technology?

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Does the rotation of the earth dramatically affect airplane flight time?

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What is the direction of propagating waves of the form $e^{ikx}$?

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Is there a classical analog to quantum mechanical tunneling?

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Faraday's paradox

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Do we need Maxwell's Equations since they fail to account for an experimental fact at least in one occasion?

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