How is the fundamental physics related to reality?

Creating new technologies in the process of studying the universe

In various fields of science, there are many examples where access to new technological levels occurred unintentionally, and began with the daily work and imagination of scientists. Exploration of new areas of physics have also repeatedly led to breakthroughs such as the laser, X-rays and nuclear radiation, as well as superconductivity. These findings have got widely practical use, but they started with basic researches that were not aimed at the creation of appropriate technologies. Later on, the same thing happened with computer technology. Here it is worth recalling the birth of the World Wide Web at CERN and the development of programs for remote conferencing.

Photo of a  shoulder, made by X-rays

I wonder how we got along without these technologies.


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