Theoretical Physics and Science

Random Science or Physics Quiz

Can you name the scientist, theory, or thing?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

 plays        
How to Play
Score 0/20 Timer 08:00
DefinitionAnswer
A region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape.
Developing branch of physics that combines quantum mechancs and general relativity into a single theory. Series of oscillating lines or surfaces and 11 dimensions.
A sci-fi concept describing the transfer of matter from one point to another. Described recently by physicist Michio Kaku and its possibility relies upon the work of Heisenberg.
American astonomer who demonstrated the existence of other galaxies besides the Milky Way. Helped prove that the known universe was expanding.
Hypothetical topological feature that is fundamentally a shortcut through space and time. The name was coined by American theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler in 1957.
Theory that refers to idea that the Universe has expanded from a primordial hot and dense initial condition approx. 13.7 billions years ago and continues to expand today.
Acronym for a number of activities untertaken to search for extraterrestrial life. Searches for electromagnetic transmission from civilizations on distant planets.
Author of the uncertainty principle of quantum theory that states that certain pairs of physical properties, like position and momentum, cannot both be known to the same precision.
Type of animal used by Schrodinger in his paradoxical thought experiement about quantum mechanics during correspondence with Einstein.
Term for multiple possible universes, including ours, that comprise everything that physically exists, the entirety of space and time, all forms of energy, matter, and momentum.
DefinitionAnswer
Principle of when competing hypotheses are equal in other respects, the one that introduces the fewest assumptions while still answering the question, should be selected.
Combine to form composite particles called hadrons, the most stable of which are protons and neutrons. Variations include up, down, charm, strange, top, and bottom.
Regarded as the father of modern physics and was famous for his special and general theories of relativity.
Elementary particles that often travel close to the speed of light and are able to pass through ordinary matter. Most of these that pass through the Earth eminate from the Sun.
Theorized particle sometimes known as the 'God particle', if shown, would help explain the origin of mass in the unvierse.
The study of controlling the matter on an atomic and molecular scale. This technology has the potential to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications,
Reclusive British theoretical physicist & Nobel prize winner whose equation describes the behaviour of ferminons and which led to the prediction of the existence of antimatter.
German physicist considered to be founder of the quantum theory. Mentor to Einstein. Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1918.
World's largest particle accelerator. 17 miles in circumfrence and lies below Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.
Hypothetical matter undetectable by its emitted radiation, but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter. Accounts for the vast majority of mass.

Friend Scores


  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...

Extras