• Arthur Wightman 1922-2013

    Updated: 2013-01-30 23:20:05
    I just heard today that mathematical physicist Arthur Wightman passed away earlier this month, at the age of 90. Wightman was one of the leading figures in the field of rigorous quantum field theory, the effort to try and make … Continue reading →

  • Today’s Physics News: British company to build weather satellite constellation

    Updated: 2013-01-29 11:19:57
    Physics news for Tuesday 29 January: SSTL to build weather satellite constellation British satellite manufacturer SSTL will build the follow-on spacecraft for an innovative weather forecasting system run by Taiwan and the US. The Cosmic constellation derives information about the atmosphere from the way it disturbs GPS signals. A clutch of spacecraft currently provide this [...]

  • This Week’s Finds

    Updated: 2013-01-26 17:27:53
    Twenty years ago this past week, John Baez posted the first of his "This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics" to the sci.physics newsgroups, inaugurating internet blogging about Mathematical Physics, many years before anyone even knew what a blog was. For … Continue reading →

  • Physics videos roundup: 25 January 2013

    Updated: 2013-01-25 15:30:01
    It is far too cold here in the UK. To make ourselves feel better we present the coolness of frozen water, butterfly wings and some beautiful particle physics. Happy Friday and stay warm! What’s So Cool About Frozen Water? Speaking of cold stuff, here is the science of ice for you through the people who [...]

  • Short Book Reviews

    Updated: 2013-01-24 19:28:26
    There’s now a fairly long list of books that I’ve found worthwhile recently and wanted to write about here, making it unlikely I’ll have time to write in detail about them. Instead, here are some short reviews: More than seven … Continue reading →

  • What *Should* We Be Worried About?

    Updated: 2013-01-14 18:54:14
    Back from vacation today, so regular blogging likely to resume. Will start with something quick, a link to material that was posted today. The Edge web-site annual question feature is out today, with this year’s question What *Should* We Be … Continue reading →

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