• Me and the Helpless Universe

    Author(s):
    Toh-Ming Lu
    Editor(s):
    Lawrence K Wang (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Painting, Art, Universe, Autobiographies
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    oil painting
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/j2ay-4898
    Abstract:
    Lu, Toh-Ming (2023). Me and the helpless universe, In: “Global Humanities and Liberal Arts”, Wang, Lawrence K. (Editor) , Volume 2023, Number 3A, 2023(3A), March 2023; 40 pages, Lenox Institute Press, MA, USA. Lenox.Institute@gmail.com; lut@rpi.edu. ...............ABSTRACT: This electronic book contains a collection of oil paintings that I did over the years on my connection with the world surrounding me and my understanding of the universe. My curiosity of the nature of the universe has been the main driving force for me to pursue physics in an attempt to understand what it is, how it was formed and where does it go. My perception of the universe evolved as I get older. In my grade school time, I thought the universe was flat. Later, I learned that the Earth was not the center of the universe. The Earth is one of the planets in the planetary system. Then you have Milky Way, Andromeda, etc. Later, I learned the Big Bang Theory and the concept of a finite universe. And more recently, the dark energy, dark matter, and the accelerated expansion of the universe. I also imagine the future of the universe based on my understanding of physics, including the concept of entropy...........KEYWORDS: Big Bang, expansion, dark matter, dark energy...........ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I thank Astrophysicist, Professor Chun Ming Leung and Cosmologist, Professor Ethan Brown for valuable discussions and suggestions
    Notes:
    Dr. Toh-Ming Lu earned a BS from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC, and a PhD from University of Wisconsin, USA. He was the Ray Palmer Baker Distinguished Professor of physics, and the Chairman of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, RPI from 1992 to 1997.
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    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
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