Mathematicians play with infinity with ease. When a physicist runs into infinity as a solution, it is an “Oh crap!” moment. It tells you that something cannot happen (energy to accelerate any mass to the speed of light) or that what happens is completely undefined (the point at the center of a black hole.)

May 22, 2021 at 2:55 pm |

Mathematicians play with infinity with ease. When a physicist runs into infinity as a solution, it is an “Oh crap!” moment. It tells you that something cannot happen (energy to accelerate any mass to the speed of light) or that what happens is completely undefined (the point at the center of a black hole.)

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