Physics

Diboson Resonances: A Whole New World- Part 1

After one quite frantic November, I emerged victorious two weeks ago from the delivery of a 78-pages, 49-thousand-word review titled " Hadron Collider Searches for Diboson Resonances ". The article, which will be published in the prestigious &quo ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 13 2018 - 10:39am

Diboson Resonances- Part 2

In the previous post I discussed the generalities of "diboson production" at the LHC. Dibosons are pairs of elementary bosons- the photon (carrier of electromagnetic interactions), the W and Z bosons (carriers of the weak interaction, respective ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 20 2017 - 6:13am

Christmas Homework

Scared by the void of Christmas vacations? Unable to put just a few more feet between your mouth and the candy tray? Suffocating in the trivialities of the chit-chat with relatives? I have a solution for you. How about trying to solve a few simple high-en ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 26 2017 - 7:18am

On The Qualifications Of Peer Reviewers For Scientific Papers

Peer review is the backbone of high quality scientific publications. Although the idea that only articles that are approved by a set of anonymous nitpickers can ever see the light of publication on "serious" journals is old and perfectible, there ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 18 2018 - 6:25pm

Plenitude Principle As Necessary For Fundamental Physics And Much More

The Plenitude Principle says “all possible exists”. According to hype, the Plenitude Principle is the result of quantum mechanics and particular Many Worlds Interpretations (MWI) of quantum physics. However, the Plenitude Principle is self-evident and lik ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Mar 7 2018 - 8:34pm

Dijet Resonances With A Photon, And The 150 GeV ATLAS Excess

A search just posted on the Cornell arXiv by the ATLAS Collaboration caught my eye today, as it involves a signature which I have been interested on for quite a while. This is the final state of proton-proton collisions that includes an energetic photon an ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 29 2018 - 7:59am

Gravitational Effects Explain Muon Magnetic Moment Anomaly Away!!

The field of particle physics is populated with believers and skeptics. The believers will try to convince you that new physics is about to be discovered, or that is anyway at close reach. The skeptics will on the other hand look at the mass of confirmatio ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 1 2018 - 4:27pm

Dwarf Galaxies Won't Topple Lambda CDM Cosmology

T he recently released paper noting that dwarf galaxy's orbits do not obey the simplest models of dark matter is not news to any physicist who pays attention to cosmology.  In short, the simplest models of dark matter, the DM in CDM, may need to be t ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 2 2018 - 1:05am

Your Main Reference For Resonances Decaying To Boson Pairs

Some shameless self-promotion is in order today, as my review titled " Hadron Collider Searches for Diboson Resonances ", meant for publication on the prestigious journal "Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics", has been made availab ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 5 2018 - 7:35am

Is fundamental physics opening the door to pseudoscience?

It is probably wiser to follow Bob Dylan than Stephen Hawking in matters of science vs philosophy. That's what I claim in the article below. Such concerns surface when supporters of string theory and inflation theory defend their models. My worry is w ...

Blog Post - Sverre Holm - Feb 3 2018 - 4:48am