Ever felt like you're living in a simulation?

Ever felt like you're living in a simulation?

No, neither have I, to be honest. But the possibility may not be as crazy as it sounds.

Not long ago, an international team of astrophysicists created a simulation of the universe that models a cube of space 350 million light-years across. That's enough to hold tens of thousands of galaxies. Not stars, but galaxies of stars.

Now this wasn't just a single point in time that was simulated. This Illustris simulation, as they called it, was actually 'started' at a time soon after the Big Bang occurred and then the simulation was run forward in time, allowing all the 'matter' to interact based on the mathematical rules of nature - as understood by the astrophysicists - all the way up until the present day.

Who is Kynan Waterford?

Who is Kynan Waterford?

As you’ve found your way to my website and, I'm assuming, read the title of this blog, you clearly already know my name is Kynan Waterford. But did you know I was born in the capital city of Australia, Canberra, in 1978?

Well, now you do.

My mother (Mary Leader before she was married) and father (Colin Waterford) had me fourth in what turned out to be a rather large family of ten children. Yes, you read correctly. Ten children. Five boys and five girls.