Physics

Anomaly Detection In Action

A few weeks ago I posted here an idea of how one could design an algorithm that looks for new physics processes in Large Hadron Collider data, without giving the algorithm any knowledge whatsoever of how those new physics processes should behave. ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 8 2019 - 2:11pm

The Future Of Particle Physics Discussed In Granada

And there it starts. At a very important juncture for fundamental science, physicists are gathering in Granada this week as part of a multi-pronged program that will lead to agreeing on what are the priorities for particle physics in Europe.  Given that pa ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 13 2019 - 5:38am

Belle Puts Limit On B Decays To X Plus Photon

I know, the title of this article will not have you jump on your chair. Most probably, if you are reading these lines you are either terribly bored and in search of anything that can shake you from that state- but let me assure you that will not happen- or ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 5 2019 - 4:22pm

General Relativity at 100. A Primer For People Who Know Algebra.

G eneral Relativity (GR) is 100 years old and today.   Many writings will try to simplify it using illustrations with sheets and bowling balls and such.  If you want to have a more precise idea of what it really is and you know a bit of algebra this artic ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 30 2019 - 1:05pm

Immortal: Quasiparticles Decay, But Identical Particle Entities Emerge From The Debris

The concept of quasiparticles was coined by Nobel laureate Lev Davidovich Landau, who used it to describe collective states of lots of particles or rather their interactions due to electrical or magnetic forces. Due to this interaction, several particles a ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2019 - 11:49am

The Plot Of The Week- Detecting Dark Matter With Brownian Motion

I am reading a fun paper today, while traveling back home. I spent the past three days at CERN to follow a workshop on machine learning, where I also presented the Anomaly Detection algorithm I have been working on in the past few weeks (and about which I ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 19 2019 - 11:05am

The Plot Of The Week- Higgs Bosons Hiding Inside Jets

Particle physicists call "jet" the combined effect of many particles produced together when an energetic quark or gluon is kicked out of the hadron it called home, or when it is produced out of the blue by the decay of a massive particle.  The cl ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 27 2019 - 7:57am

Artificial Intelligence In Hamburg

Are you going to be in the Hamburg (Germany) area on July 7th? Then mark the date! The AMVA4NewPhysics and INSIGHTS ITN networks have jointly organized, with the collaboration of the DESY laboratories and the Yandex school of machine learning, a public lec ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jul 2 2019 - 4:16am

Guest Post: A. Kowacs, "Is There A Simpler Perspective On Some Fundamental Laws Of Physics?"

Andras Kovacs studied Physics at Columbia University. He currently works as CTO of BroadBit Batteries company. Andras recently wrote an interesting book, which I asked him to summarize and introduce here. The text below is from him [T.D.] This blog post i ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jul 4 2019 - 10:10am

Hunting Neutrinos & Dark Matter In North America's Deepest Mine

De ep inside the largest and deepest gold mine in North America scientists are looking for dark matter particles and neutrinos instead of precious metals. ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Jul 24 2019 - 3:16pm