Physics

False Claims In Particle Physics

I have long been of the opinion that writing about science for the public requires the writer to simplify things down to a level which is sometimes dangerously close to mislead the uninformed readers. I think is a small price to pay if you want to keep ope ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 21 2019 - 2:58am

One More Thing About The Myth Of The Desert

In the previous post I discussed, among other things, a purely empirical observation on the mass spectrum of elementary particles, which I summarized in a graph where on the vertical scale I put the year of discovery, and where I only cared to plot particl ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 21 2019 - 5:44pm

Data Science Lectures In Braga

On March 25 to 27 will be held the school titled "Data Science in (astro)particle physics and cosmology", in Braga (Portugal). The lecturers are prof. Glen Cowan (RHUL), who will cover Statistics, and myself, who will cover topics in Machine Lear ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 30 2019 - 6:40am

Registrations open for Data Science school in Braga, Mar 25-27

A school and symposium in Data Science in (Astro)-Particle Physics and Cosmology will be held on March 25 to 27 in Braga (Portugal). I am going to lecture on Machine Learning there, while prof. Glen Cowan will provide lectures in Statistics. I have provid ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 31 2019 - 10:55am

CMS Discovers New Excited Bc Hadron

I am very happy to report today that the CMS experiment just confirmed to be an excellent spectrometer- as good as they get, I would say- by discovering two new excited B hadrons. The field of heavy meson spectroscopy proves once again to be rich with new ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 8 2019 - 3:10am

Single Top Production Nailed By LHC Experiments

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations released yesterday a joint document where they discuss the combination of their measurements of the rate of production of single top quarks in proton-proton collisions delivered by the LHC collider. The exercise is not an i ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 25 2019 - 9:04pm

The Old, The New And The Uncharged

I often read in the news about the new and exciting things that will be discovered if we invest big $$$ on new tech, such as a new big smasher 100 m below the surface of the Earth. This can of course be true; we have seen miraculous things being discovere ...

Article - Theo Mertzimekis - Mar 4 2019 - 6:44pm

Croatia Has Become An Associate Member Of CERN

Croatian scientists have been engaged in scientific work at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) for close to 40 years. Croatian scientists worked on the SPS heavy-ion programme and in 1994, research groups from Split officially joined the ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2019 - 3:48pm

Hipsters Looking Alike Is A Socioeconomic Effect. Not Everything Is Physics.

  P hysics does not explain everything especially why people who are trying to buck the mainstream all end up “looking alike”.  More likely this is a matter of broader socioeconomic conditions which limit the options of those who wish to exist outside of ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 7 2019 - 1:54pm

CERN Deliberates Against Strumia

Today's news is that five months after Alessandro Strumia's controversial talk at a conference on "Theory and Gender", CERN decided to terminate the Italian theorist's status of "guest professor", effectively cutting its ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 7 2019 - 4:56pm