Category: Unfounded Speculations

The Unfounded Speculations category contains posts which do not fit well into any other category. Why? Because Uncategorized is a terrible name for a category.

Unfounded Speculations

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives.

It’s been a very long time since I posted anything here. I apologize if you had subscribed by email newsletter or RSS feed and I notified you time and again that the same old content was available. I’ve tried several different Content Management Systems and email newsletter services; Each of which probably suggested that there was fresh content available here.

Unfounded Speculations

Its Enrico Fermi’s birthday

You might ask why Professor Fermi is relevant to this blog. The short answer is particle shock acceleration or diffused shock acceleration are terms which often refer to Fermi Acceleration, which describes “the acceleration that charged particles undergo when reflected by a magnetic mirror”. This is thought to be the primary mechanism by which particles gain energy beyond the thermal energy in astrophysical shock waves.