Physics

Wrong Craig Callender: Quantum Field Theory Tells Us We Are Right About Black Hole Thermodynamics.

Z, a quantity known as the partition function in statistical thermodynamics and the generating functional in quantum field theory tell us that we are exactly right about black hole thermodynamics.  Dr Craig Callender, Professor of Philosophy at UC San Die ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Sep 6 2019 - 12:06pm

Quark Nuggets Of Dark Matter As The Origin Of Dama-Libra Signal?

Sometimes browsing the Cornell ArXiv results in very interesting reading. It is the case with the preprint I got to read today, "DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation and Axion Quark Nugget Dark Matter Model", by Ariel Zhitnitsky. This article puts forth ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 18 2019 - 10:47am

A Few Fresh New Ideas In Fundamental Physics

Today I am back from the 8th edition of the ICNFP conference, which finished yesterday in Kolymbari (Crete). This event is very interesting because of its wide scope, bringing together physicists from quite different fields in a venue that, due to its very ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 20 2019 - 4:58am

The Plot Of The Week: New Limits On Higgs Decays To Electrons

This week's Plot relates to the search of rare decays of the Higgs boson, through the analysis of the large amounts of proton-proton collision data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN's marvelous 27km particle accelerator. The ATLAS ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 26 2019 - 7:27am

The Plot Of The Week- Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay At Reach

The most recent preprint in the ArXiv this evening is an APPEC report on the neutrinoless double beta decay. This is the thick result of a survey of the state of the art in the search for a very (very) rare subnuclear process, which can shed light on the n ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 16 2019 - 3:40pm

Live Completion Of Detector Installation From CERN- NOW!

If you have a minute to spend watching something really cool, why not having a look at the completion of the installment of GEM detectors in the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, ***RIGHT NOW*** (6PM CEST Oct 24th)? ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 24 2019 - 11:03am

A Seminar On Mendeleev

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements, whose inventor is Dmitrii Mendeleev, a Russian physicist who is famous for that achievement but who actually gave enormous contributions to Physics in a number of different areas of e ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 12 2019 - 8:02am

Nobel In Physics: A Prize For Outstanding Discoveries Or Socio-Political Recognition?

Written by Francesco Sylos Labini and Martín López Corredoira. ...

Article - Martín López Corr... - Nov 14 2019 - 12:42pm

The 17 MeV Anomaly That Would Not Die

Is there a fifth force of Nature, beyond the four we know about? This question has been around ever since it was understood that  1- electric charges attract and repel, and influence one another, due to the action of the electromagnetic force; 2- hadronic ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 25 2019 - 8:45am

Art And Science In Venice

Last month the Museum of Natural History of Venice hosted, in the last room of the exhibit called "room of the cetaceans" (where a large skeleton of a whale hangs from the ceiling), an exhibit of artwork produced by high-school students from the ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 8 2019 - 10:28am