- 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
- Read Arkani-Hamed's Interview: Learn From The Clear Thinkers
Nima Arkani-Hamed needs no introduction- he's a superstar theoretical physicist, and whenever he speaks, his colleagues listen- so much so that his seminars regularly overrun twice past their scheduled duration, without anybody blinking. And today it ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 8 2019 - 4:10pm
- Toward A Solution Of The DAMA-Libra Dark Matter Puzzle
What is dark matter (DM)? This is one of the most pressing questions in fundamental science nowadays. We have observed that only one fifth of the matter that exists in the Universe clusters into stars and emits light- the rest appears to only interact grav ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 13 2019 - 2:52am
- Quantum Chess!
Update: a reader points out that a similar idea was already proposed and implemented in a commercial program. I'm glad to know this! (I would certainly not try to push my own implementation against a commercial product). I was however disappointed to ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 22 2019 - 3:55am