• Maths question related to Dense Plasma

    Updated: 2013-01-11 16:32:10
    I'm looking at a model of plasma which is using the quantum Boltzmann kinetic equation in the non-degenerate limit. I have an ion beam firing through a sheet of plasma. I was told that there was a...

  • Quantitative way to compare theoretical values to experimental values

    Updated: 2013-01-11 16:03:29
    I am looking at the cross-sectional shape of a sagging membrane. I have several theoretical models, neither of which fit perfectly. _So rather than comparing values, I'm comparing shapes._ One model...

  • Midwest muon experiments carry on East Coast legacy

    Updated: 2013-01-10 18:00:00
    This spring, scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will break ground on the buildings for a Muon Campus. The two initial experiments proposed for the campus draw on three decades of technological advances to turn muons into supersensitive probes for physics beyond the Standard Model.

  • Identity physics

    Updated: 2013-01-10 09:00:00
    Robert P Crease wants your new quantum metaphors

  • The revolution will be typeset

    Updated: 2013-01-10 09:00:00
    Duncan Steele explains how one of the most widely used tools in physics – LaTeX – is adapting to the era of tablet computers

  • The revolution will be typeset

    Updated: 2013-01-10 09:00:00
    Duncan Steele

  • International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013 (ICNS)

    Updated: 2013-01-10 00:00:00
    Conference/exhibition: 8 Jul 2013 - 12 Jul 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Organized by The Institute of Physics.

  • Smart Systems Integration 2013

    Updated: 2013-01-10 00:00:00
    Conference/exhibition: 13 Mar 2013 - 14 Mar 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

  • Men and Women of (Limited) Letters: Must-Follow Twitter Accounts of 2013

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  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2013-01-09 02:44:24
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.31 2013 : The road ahead 2012.12.30 What Went on My Research Page 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness

  • Statistical Mechanics of Biological Cooperativity

    Updated: 2013-01-09 00:00:00
    Workshop: 22 May 2013 - 25 May 2013, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland.

  • WITec AFM/Raman Workshop

    Updated: 2013-01-09 00:00:00
    Workshop: 5 Feb 2013, Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom. Organized by LOT-QuantumDesign.

  • Bosons

    Updated: 2013-01-08 16:43:38
    There are two kinds of elementary particles in the universe: bosons and fermions. Bosons don’t mind sitting on top of each other, sharing the same space. In principle, you could pile an infinite number of bosons into the tiniest bucket. Fermions, on the other hand, don’t share space: only a limited number of fermions would fit into the bucket. Matter, as you might guess, is made of fermions, which stack to form three-dimensional structures. The force fields that bind fermions to each other are made of bosons. Bosons are the glue holding matter together.

  • The secret of Picasso’s paint

    Updated: 2013-01-07 18:00:00
    Although he was one of the few artists who attained wealth from his trade, Pablo Picasso used inexpensive, common house paint for some of his works. Perhaps more surprising is that, decades after he painted his greatest masterpieces, a facility with fundamental physics roots identified that paint using a powerful instrument to peer, for the first time, at individual pigment particles comprising some of Picasso’s paintings.

  • Beginnings

    Updated: 2013-01-06 21:16:53
    I'm in New Orleans for a few days. Exciting, as I've never been here before, but it has been on my list of cities to visit for a long time... I thought I'd share with you the above photo of an important (to me) artifact that I visited in the old US Mint building, which has a number of exhibits. This is the cornet that, as a boy, Louis Armstrong leaned to play trumpet on! This is sort of a big deal for me. It would be like finding a set of notebooks that the young[...]

  • List of Lists

    Updated: 2013-01-05 16:47:32
    Given that I am frequently mystified by the obsession with making lists at the turn of the year, I was pleased to see* the New Yorker's parody of the same with its list of "100 best lists of all time".See [...]

  • The gift of beam: Neutron therapy restarts at Fermilab

    Updated: 2013-01-03 17:25:56
    Amid the forest of wires and machines in Fermilab's Linac Gallery is a small, windowless room accessible only through a sliding steel door. With wood-paneled walls and a couple of white, synthetic orchids in full bloom, the room seems like it belongs in a home from the 1960s and not among the complex technology of a national accelerator laboratory.

  • The discoveries continue

    Updated: 2013-01-02 16:00:15
    This is quite the time in particle physics. Some of the most exciting discoveries in a decade have been made over the past year, and the coming years promise new endeavors and new findings.

  • Interview with TAEM

    Updated: 2013-01-02 15:50:27
    I was interviewed by an online publication called The Arts and Entertainment Magazine for their 1st January edition. You might find it interesting, since I talk about some of the themes I bring up here a lot, such as trying to improve public understanding of science, and various projects connected to that sort of thing. It is here. Enjoy! Actually, they've started doing a series of spotlights on various scientists, so browse through the website for other interviews, if that interests you. -cvj

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2013-01-01 09:54:27
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.31 2013 : The road ahead 2012.12.30 What Went on My Research Page 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2013-01-01 09:54:26
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.31 2013 : The road ahead 2012.12.30 What Went on My Research Page 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness

  • Another vintage year CERN

    Updated: 2013-01-01 09:54:26
    CERN Accelerating science Search Sign in Directory : Search Just this site CERN web Buildings People Services Close Main menu About CERN Students Educators Scientists CERN people In this : section Directory Announcements Opinion Official communications Updates Another vintage year Rolf Heuer , CERN Director-General ATLAS event display of a H 4e candidate event Image : ATLAS CERN Some years it’s hard to know where to begin with my end of year message , but 2012 is different . This is the year that will go down in history as marking the first of the LHC s major discoveries , a defining moment in the history of . science Although we don’t yet know the full details of the particle whose discovery we announced on 4 July in front of a global audience estimated at over a billion , it is looking

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-31 09:47:45
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.30 What Went on My Research Page 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas 2012.12.24 Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-30 17:44:14
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.30 What Went on My Research Page 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas 2012.12.24 Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-29 14:21:38
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas 2012.12.24 Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th 2012.12.23 Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Merry

    Updated: 2012-12-27 16:26:52
    I hope you're having a really great and peaceful holiday time, whatever tradition you use to celebrate the season. I've been rather taken up with a number of things, including a bit of family travel, and family visits, which meant that I lost some blogging days. Sorry about the quiet. Is anyone else hoping that (when they release it in the future on DVD/Blueray) the director's cut of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" will actually be 40 minutes shorter than what's out in cinemas now? -cvj

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-25 22:35:55
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas 2012.12.24 Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th 2012.12.23 Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-25 14:34:20
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.25 Merry Christmas 2012.12.24 Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th 2012.12.23 Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Merry Christmas YouTube

    Updated: 2012-12-25 14:34:19
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  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-24 15:15:36
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.24 Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th 2012.12.23 Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Advent Calendar 2012 December 24th YouTube

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  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-24 07:13:55
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.23 Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-23 23:09:18
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.23 Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd YouTube

    Updated: 2012-12-23 23:09:17
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  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-23 07:05:52
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd YouTube

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  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-23 07:05:51
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-23 07:05:50
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-23 07:05:50
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.22 Advent Calendar 2012 December 22nd 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-22 23:04:17
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 20th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-22 23:04:17
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.21 The Boy Scientist 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st 2012.12.21 Advent Calendar 2012 December 20th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More

  • Runner-Up Fabiola Gianotti the Discoverer TIME.com

    Updated: 2012-12-22 23:04:15
    : , Skip to Content TIME Person of the Year Sections NewsFeed . U.S Politics World Business Tech Health Science Entertainment Style Sports Opinion Photos Magazine Video LIFE.com Lists TIME Home Magazine Video LIFE Person of the Year Search Search TIME Follow Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr RSS Apps 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2012 Runner-Up : Fabiola Gianotti , the Discoverer By Jeffrey Kluger Dec . 19, 2012 Share Levon Biss for TIME Related Interactive Panorama : Inside the Large Hadron Collider The Cathedral of Science : How the Higgs Was Found Email Print Share Facebook Twitter Tumblr LinkedIn StumbleUpon Reddit Digg Mixx Delicious Google+ Comment Follow TIME Ten days is an awfully long time to have a toothache — especially with the kind of week Fabiola Gianotti had ahead of her . It was

  • Advent Calendar 2012 December 21st YouTube

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  • Holiday characters take over the physics lab

    Updated: 2012-12-22 00:00:00
    The holidays are here, it's time to leave the labs But with physicists gone, machines are up for grabs Elves on experiments, Rudolph the science whiz: Can they answer questions in a holiday quiz?   As symmetry pauses for a long winter's nap, we leave you with a series of rhyming physics questions and their surprising answers. Enjoy! We'll see you next year!  

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-20 19:44:30
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.20 Advent Calendar 2012 December 19th 2012.12.20 Advent Calendar 2012 December 18th 2012.12.20 Advent Calendar 2012 December 17th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Advent Calendar 2012 December 19th YouTube

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  • Quantum Diaries

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    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.20 Advent Calendar 2012 December 19th 2012.12.20 Advent Calendar 2012 December 18th 2012.12.20 Advent Calendar 2012 December 17th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Higgs Duality: Contradictory Results At LHC

    Updated: 2012-12-20 05:45:35
    The latest data presented by scientists on Higgs boson shows that separate measurements of its prope

  • Ten Toys That You Won’t Mind Buying

    Updated: 2012-12-19 19:16:17
    If you’ve ever had to shop for kids toys, you know it can be a demoralizing experience. Rows and rows of schlock, organized in alternating rows of “pink” or “camo”, anchored to their boxes by 43 twist ties, reeking of child labor and waste.  (Can you guess how much I like shopping?) To help you [...]

  • US-CERN partnership to accelerate neutrino research

    Updated: 2012-12-19 15:42:07
    A new partnership between scientists from US institutions and CERN could improve results from neutrino experiments around the world. The scientists hope to use equipment at CERN to gain a more precise understanding of the process of creating a neutrino beam.

  • A model partnership

    Updated: 2012-12-18 16:22:47
    In September 2010, about 100 theoretical particle physicists gathered at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for a workshop unique in purpose and unprecedented in scope: This group of theorists was determined to rewrite the way Large Hadron Collider data is interpreted—in effect, the way scientific discoveries are made in the realm of high-energy physics.

  • A timeline of the Standard Model of particle physics!

    Updated: 2012-12-18 15:23:37
    From The Economist; “ON JULY 4th researchers at CERN, Europe’s main particle-physics lab

  • Have scientists found two different Higgs Bosons?

    Updated: 2012-12-18 09:54:38
    From the Scientific American; “A month ago scientists at the Large Hadron Collider released th

  • Higgs boson confirmed with 99.999999999% certainty

    Updated: 2012-12-17 21:07:09
    Photo courtesy of The Independent The CERN organization based in Switzerland has officially confirme

  • Does This Trampoline Violate the Laws of Physics?

    Updated: 2012-12-17 11:46:30
    Late last week, I ran across a spectacular video of a man being completely awesome: The video shows Christophe Hamel jumping/falling/hurtling off of walls, landing on a trampoline, and then bouncing up to land back on top of the wall — sometimes in a handstand in case there was a risk you wouldn’t be impressed [...]

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-17 10:54:39
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.16 It’s a wrap : proton Run 1 ends 2012.12.16 Advent Calendar 2012 December 13th 2012.12.14 Advent Calendar 2012 December 12th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Two Higgs Bosons? CERN Scientists Revisit Large Hadron Collider Particle Data

    Updated: 2012-12-17 02:59:36
    FROM Click link below picture . A month ago scientists at the Large Hadron Collider released the lat

  • 12/10 - 12/14 (Vectors; inertia)

    Updated: 2012-12-16 20:02:26
    Wrapped up adding of vectors and moved on to inertia and many other topics. Equilibrium (ground stat

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-14 17:34:23
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.13 Advent Calendar 2012 December 11th 2012.12.13 Advent Calendar 2012 December 10th 2012.12.09 Advent Calendar 2012 December 9th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-14 17:34:20
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.13 Advent Calendar 2012 December 11th 2012.12.13 Advent Calendar 2012 December 10th 2012.12.09 Advent Calendar 2012 December 9th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Ironing out an astrophysics problem

    Updated: 2012-12-14 00:00:00
    Space telescopes have greatly advanced our understanding of the universe, but they have also surfaced some new and puzzling problems. Recently scientists gained insight into a mismatch between theory and observation uncovered by space telescope research by using a ground-based X-ray technology that grew out of particle physics.

  • A Moon With a View

    Updated: 2012-12-13 21:34:01
    This weekend the Seattle Times published a lovely interview with Bill Anders, one of the Apollo astronauts.  The article is full of interesting little tidbits, but I was most taken with his description of taking photos while his capsule orbited the moon: While he had been meticulously trained to photograph the moon, making pretty pictures [...]

  • DOE grants CD-1 approval to LBNE project

    Updated: 2012-12-12 16:11:23
    The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment achieved a significant milestone this week. The US Department of Energy on Monday granted Critical Decision 1 approval to the first phase of LBNE, which includes construction of a beamline at Fermilab and a near-surface far detector at the Sanford Lab in Lead, South Dakota. One of the largest proposed neutrino experiments in the world, LBNE will send neutrinos generated at Fermilab through 800 miles of earth to the South Dakota detector.

  • New Higgs Results Tomorrow?

    Updated: 2012-12-12 15:52:54
    As part of the CERN Council activities this week, there will be a session held with a live webcast tomorrow on Status of the LHC and Experiments. I’m hearing that there will be news about the Higgs from ATLAS: new … Continue reading →

  • Inside the Large Hadron Collider

    Updated: 2012-12-11 17:44:56
    Brian Cox tells you everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about the Large Hadron Colli

  • Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

    Updated: 2012-12-11 17:29:23
    Many have speculated about which theorists the Nobel Committee might honor for the prediction of the Higgs boson, but it was the experimentalists involved in the search for the particle who received recognition today. 

  • Decay channel

    Updated: 2012-12-11 16:07:37
    Decay channels are the possible transformations a particle can undergo as it decays. When a particle decays, it does not break into smaller bits; its energy does. Even fundamental particles—so named because they are the basic building blocks of matter that cannot be broken into smaller parts—can decay. Many particles in the Standard Model exist for only a limited time before decaying. When a particle decays, it transforms into collections of less massive particles whose combined energy adds up to the energy of the original particle.

  • Eyes on Andromeda

    Updated: 2012-12-11 10:30:46
    The practice of astronomy is different than it used to be. Back in the day, the image was of the lone astronomer, sitting at their telescope, communing with the universe.  Over time, we got more use to the idea that maybe groups of astronomers might come together to work on a common project.  But still, [...]

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-11 00:10:11
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.09 Advent Calendar 2012 December 9th 2012.12.08 Advent Calendar 2012 December 8th 2012.12.07 Advent Calendar 2012 December 7th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-11 00:10:09
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.09 Advent Calendar 2012 December 9th 2012.12.08 Advent Calendar 2012 December 8th 2012.12.07 Advent Calendar 2012 December 7th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • First Results from the Large Hardon Collider

    Updated: 2012-12-10 20:58:48
    There’s a conference in Bad Honnef going on now entitled First Results from the LHC, with a website that carries two different interpretations of what “LHC” stands for (see the screenshot below): The talks are here. Yesterday CERN DG Rolf … Continue reading →

  • Zombies invade the LHC in student-made horror film

    Updated: 2012-12-10 20:50:14
    Many movies use pseudoscience to explain the origins of their villains. A film released this weekend follows the same model, but its producers and stars all know better than to buy the nonsense: They’re PhD students and postdocs in particle physics.

  • This Week’s Hype

    Updated: 2012-12-10 20:45:29
    Space.com has a new story entitled Space Bursts Provide Insight to Theory of Everything, which has been picked up elsewhere as “evidence for string theory”. For instance Physicists Find New Evidence Of A ‘Theory Of Everything’ In The Wreckage Of … Continue reading →

  • The God Particle

    Updated: 2012-12-10 11:35:24
    The God Particle The Higgs boson or God particle,named after Peter Higgs, is an elementary particle 

  • A Higgs Boson looks like...

    Updated: 2012-12-10 01:41:33
      Higgs Boson collage imagery and design development

  • Southern California Strings Seminar

    Updated: 2012-12-10 01:40:47
    Asymptotia Slow Southern California Strings Seminar Published on December 9, 2012 in Los Angeles research science string theory and work 0 Comments The next Southern California Strings Seminar is on Thursday 13th December I’ve now made the website for this one and it is here Come back to it from time to time to see the updates of talk titles as speakers let me know what they are . It is a one-day event filled with five talks and plenty of time for discussion . I’ve snagged a lovely room in the Doheny library again . Photo left has a shot of the room we used last time it was at USC in May 2011. The most recent one was over at UCLA . You are welcome to come and do physics with us Also , if you’re part of a group in the region and want to host the next one , let me . know cvj On this day on

  • Higgs Boson Tea Towels

    Updated: 2012-12-10 01:09:19
      Designs from a collection of tea towels inspired by the Higgs Boson

  • ImageBank Search

    Updated: 2012-12-10 00:04:26
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  • Skeptically Speaking with Sean Carroll

    Updated: 2012-12-09 16:00:49
    Tonight I’ll be interviewing physicist Sean Carroll about his new book and particle physics as

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    Updated: 2012-12-08 21:50:24
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  • Travel Theme; Circles The biggest man-made circle in the world

    Updated: 2012-12-08 21:20:57
    One of the Endcaps of the ATLAS detector at CERN The worlds largest man-made circle is in Cern.  CER

  • Decay: The LHC Zombie Film

    Updated: 2012-12-08 20:08:01
    Today is the release date for the film Decay, described as “a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students”. It’s available for download here, on Youtube here. The plot is summarized as The film follows … Continue reading →

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-07 21:45:45
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.07 Advent Calendar 2012 December 7th 2012.12.06 Advent Calendar 2012 December 6th 2012.12.05 Advent Calendar 2012 December 5th Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics

  • ‘Human calculator’ Wim Klein advanced physics, inspired others

    Updated: 2012-12-07 14:56:19
    An audience member yelled: “35, 27, 42, 41.” Wim Klein chalked the numbers on a blackboard and then muttered to himself for a few seconds as he multiplied them. He wrote the answer, “1627290.” The crowd applauded. Klein, a Dutch mathematician, was capable of much more fantastic feats of enormous calculation. In 1976, he took two minutes and 43 seconds to calculate the 73rd root of a 500-digit number, earning him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • Very Clamped

    Updated: 2012-12-07 02:13:35
    "I know! Clamp a clamp to it, and then clamp to the clamp with two other clamps...!" [...]

  • Budget woes force rethink of proposed flagship physics experiment in Italy

    Updated: 2012-12-06 16:33:36
    In its infancy, the universe was made of nearly equal parts matter and antimatter. Yet matter overwhelmingly dominates today. Scientists design experiments that examine the conditions of the early universe to investigate why. An international collaboration of scientists proposed to build one such project, a particle collider that would specialize in creating B mesons, in Italy over the next several years. However, last week the Italian government withdrew funding for the project, citing the country's weakened economic state.

  • Transition

    Updated: 2012-12-06 13:00:26
    This isn’t an easy post to write, but it’s time for me to leave Cosmic Variance and Discover and go back to blogging on my own. It’s a move I’ve been contemplating for a long time, essentially unrelated to the recent website update here. After having blogged for many years, I’ve decided that I’m happiest [...]

  • Forty Years of String Theory

    Updated: 2012-12-06 03:08:08
    The journal Foundations of Physics has been promising a special issue on “Forty Years of String Theory: Reflecting on the Foundations” for quite a while now, with a contribution first appearing back when it really was 40 years since the … Continue reading →

  • Dave Brubeck

    Updated: 2012-12-05 17:40:34
    Dave Brubeck, an innovative and influential jazz pianist over many years, has died at the age of 91. Based in California, he was a leader of so-called West Coast Jazz, bringing a spirit of experimentation to a part of the jazz world that had been resolutely mainstream. Brubeck loved to experiment with unusual time signatures, [...]

  • Scientists propose new projects to unravel dark energy secrets

    Updated: 2012-12-05 17:39:38
    About 5 billion years ago the universe underwent a crucial transition. The gravitational tug that pulled together the matter in the universe was overwhelmed by a different, repulsive phenomenon. As a result, the universe began to expand at an accelerating rate. Scientists have given that phenomenon a name: dark energy. However, they can say with confidence only what it does, not what it is, where it comes from, or why it’s pushing galaxies apart at an ever more rapid speed.

  • Watching the Wind

    Updated: 2012-12-04 19:46:25
    Ever since discovering Richard Long‘s work back in the 80′s, I’ve been incredibly drawn to land art of various forms.  Most work of this type tends to be fairly static, but I recently ran across some pieces that I found mesmerizing, in their capturing and visualizing wind.  (Strictly, these don’t meet the definition of “land [...]

  • Complex simulations: a driving force for LSST

    Updated: 2012-12-04 00:00:00
    Almost a decade remains before the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope sees first light, and construction has yet to begin on most of the telescope’s hardware. Even so, astrophysicists are already developing methods for analyzing the rush of data LSST will produce. In a survey this large and this advanced, data management is just as important as cameras and mirrors.

  • Crystals show promise as particle pilots in LHC

    Updated: 2012-12-03 18:47:06
    A new system that would use bent crystals to remove errant particles in the Large Hadron Collider passed a major test last month by surviving a barrage of protons at high energy.

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-12-02 05:04:08
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.12.01 Advent Calendar 2012 2012.11.22 Higgs update , HCP 2012 2012.11.20 Particles of the Day Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness

  • Colbert Redux

    Updated: 2012-11-30 20:15:17
    We are still in shakedown mode here at Discover Blogs, although hopefully things are mostly working well. One change is that from now on people will have to register to leave comments. Maybe that’s for the best? Let’s see how it goes, at any rate. Last night I had the privilege of once again appearing [...]

  • Physics education program QuarkNet develops global reach

    Updated: 2012-11-30 18:00:00
    When Virginia high school teacher Deborah Roudebush teaches physics, she doesn't exactly follow the book. In one of her more memorable lessons, she gives her students a stopwatch and a ruler and sets a toy pig flying around the classroom. The students must use their tools to determine the speed of the pig in two different ways. "There's no set value for pig speed," Roudebush says. "I'm teaching them to develop methods and test those methods. That's how scientists do it."

  • Freshening Up

    Updated: 2012-11-29 16:09:12
    You may have noticed that all the Discover blogs now have a new look. (One that is still being tweaked, so don’t expect to see my headshot up there for very long.) In fact the whole site has been updated, so there may have been some issues in page loading times and so on. All [...]

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-11-28 15:47:29
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.11.22 Higgs update , HCP 2012 2012.11.20 Particles of the Day 2012.11.14 Mixing it up Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness 2012.07.05

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-11-28 15:47:28
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.11.22 Higgs update , HCP 2012 2012.11.20 Particles of the Day 2012.11.14 Mixing it up Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness 2012.07.05

  • Stellar black widows entrap companion stars

    Updated: 2012-11-28 00:00:00
    In its four years in orbit, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a cosmos teeming with points of gamma-ray light. Newly discovered gamma-ray sources run the gamut from the expected, like supernova remnants and active galactic nuclei, to the surprising, like gamma rays from the sun or Earth-bound lightning strikes.

  • Higgs couplings to fermions and massive vector bosons

    Updated: 2012-11-23 16:24:11
    Let’s review the tests of the Higgs couplings to fermions and massive vector bosons completed by CMS and ATLAS. The Higgs mechanism generates mass terms in the standard model Lagrangian. Electroweak symmetry is broken at the same time that the W and Z bosons get their mass. Fermions masses, on the other hand, are generated [...]

  • Measurement of the Mass of the Higgs Boson

    Updated: 2012-11-21 22:34:20
    Let’s use the word “Higgs boson” for the new state discovered by ATLAS and CMS. The collider physics community is trying to measure everything they can about this new particle. One of the “easiest” properties to measure is its mass, MH. (One of the more difficult is the CP Nature of the Higgs boson.) Values [...]

  • Components

    Updated: 2012-11-20 20:03:54
    Asymptotia Q Train Guy Components Published on November 20, 2012 in art craft design fun science science education sketches and work 0 Comments : Tags tedyouth Here’s the first slide of my TEDYouth talk from Saturday It was time consuming but fun to draw all those hands and tiny items of various sorts . The whole talk was about what I call hidden structures” , which in a sense is what my field high energy physics , particle physics , cosmology , string theory , etc . is all about . To help motivate it all , I started by talking about opening up your smart phone and figuring out how it works by taking it apart and discovering the components inside , and using the rules of how to put them together to deduce the structure of other things see that second stage of the slide being delivered on

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-11-20 17:04:08
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.11.20 Particles of the Day 2012.11.14 Mixing it up 2012.11.11 Foxes , hedgehogs and particle physicists Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs

  • Quantum Diaries

    Updated: 2012-11-19 15:03:54
    Quantum Diaries Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the . world Home About Quantum Diaries Latest Posts All Blogs John Felde UC Davis USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.03.05 Fast Photosensors for Neutrino Physics 2011.11.22 Recent Events at UC Davis 2011.11.09 First Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Result USLHC USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.11.14 Mixing it up 2012.11.11 Foxes , hedgehogs and particle physicists 2012.11.02 A Dalitz What Now Frank Simon MPI for Physics Germany View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.04 Plus Two 2011.12.14 After the talk is before the talk 2011.10.24 Breathe Flip Tanedo USLHC USA View Blog Read Bio Latest Posts 2012.07.19 The Post-Higgs Hangover : where’s the new physics 2012.07.06 More Post-Higgs silliness

  • The CP Nature of the Higgs Boson

    Updated: 2012-11-18 16:48:15
    We are in the process of ascertaining the properties of the Higgs-like particle discovered by CMS and ATLAS last July 4th. It must be a boson because it decays to pairs of bosons. Since it decays to a pair of massless photons, it cannot be spin-1. The relative rates of decays to WW and ZZ [...]

  • CMS And ATLAS: Higgs To Tau Pairs!

    Updated: 2012-11-14 09:23:54
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  • Higgs: New ATLAS And CMS Results

    Updated: 2012-11-14 08:53:36
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