Welcome To The
Dark Cosmic Realm
Let's Explore The Mysteries of The Cosmos Together..
You may have already heard about 95% of the universe being hidden from us. These unknowns have been dubbed "dark energy" and "dark matter". What exactly are they? How do we know they exist if we can't see them? Are they really "dark"? What do we already know about them? These are some of the lingering questions many of us ponder upon. I will be talking about the (probable) answers to these questions and many more. Other topics of interest include the big bang theory (not the TV show), the very early universe, the multiverse, gravitational waves, the search for extraterrestrial life, and perhaps even time travel! If you are interested in a certain relevant topic and want to know more about it, ask away!
Thank you for visiting my blog! Allow me to introduce myself.
I'm a currently a physics PhD student in my final year located in the U.S. (originally from a little country known as Bangladesh). I got my B.S. degree in physics from the U.S. as well.
I'm very passionate about several fields of physics such as cosmology, particle physics, astroparticle physics, astronomy, and especially, space exploration! My current research work has to do with investigating the nature of "dark energy" by better understanding what exactly happened during the very early universe. I would like to write about some of my favorite topics in physics so that I can share their sheer beauty with everyone. The best and most exciting part about these fields is that, more is unknown than is known (and definitely a lot of unknown unknowns!).
I've wanted to pursue a career in physics ever since I can remember. My curiosity in the "dark sectors" of the universe began in an A-levels (high school equivalent) astrophysics class when the professor was presenting the "fate of the universe" on the chalk board. "How can the fate of the entire universe be displayed using just a graph with three lines?!", I wondered.
Outside of solving the secrets of the universe and writing, I love traveling, playing football (soccer in the US), playing fingerstyle guitar, working out, and cooking.
September 2, 2020
"Using the power of supercomputers, an international team of researchers has zoomed in on the smallest clumps of dark matter in a virtual universe. Published today in Nature, the study reveals dark matter haloes as active regions of the sky, teeming with not only galaxies, but also radiation-emitting collisions that could make it possible to find these haloes in the real sky." Image Credit: J. Wang; S. Bose/CfA
August 7, 2020
The hypothetical particle that dark matter is made of remains to be a mystery. The Large Hadron Collider (particle accelerator) hasn't found any of the mysterious dark matter particles yet, but it has certainly ruled out many possibilities! We now have a better idea about many properties of dark matter than we did 10 years ago. The hunt for dark matter goes on.. Image credit: V. Springel et al. 2005