One thing that I learned in my Astronomy studies in University was the value of performing what Einstein once named Gedankexperiment, or a thought experiment. This is a strategy that he utilized to think about the consequences of hypothesis that didn’t have a way to be physically tested, like the theory of relativity. Before I studied mathematics, I would be stuck with a lot of these questions that I wish I knew the answer to. What would happen if I’m driving through space at 0.5c and would shine my headlights out front? Would I see the light move at c…

A couple of years ago, I decided to go out and buy myself a nifty little sports car. Because I’m curious, every time I filled the car up, I filled it up all of the way and tracked how much gas would go in to it, as well as how many miles I drove since the last time I filled up (along with a few more variables). A bit later on, I decided to include my average speed as well, in order to try and determine if there is a relationship between my average speed and gas mileage. …

Mischa Grünberg

Major work in data science/engineering. Minor work in astronomy/physics. 🇩🇪🇺🇸

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