- Build Your Own Hadron
Every time I lecture my students about the static quark model I find that the construction of hadrons from their constituents is really entertaining. Probably I have more fun than my students as I explain the details, but today you get to be the judge- I a ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 20 2020 - 9:23am
- Follow A Workshop On Artificial Intelligence- Sunday, November 8th, 8AM- 10AM GMT
Tomorrow- that is, November 8th, at 8AM GMT- I am chairing a session titled " Artificial Intelligence for Physics Research, and Physics Research for Artificial Intelligence " at the Vth USERN Congress. The event takes place in Tehran, and is broa ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 7 2020 - 2:34pm
- Is A Z' Signal Hiding In ATLAS TtH Data?
I was blissfully unaware until today of a slightly anomalous effect, which was found by the ATLAS Collaboration when performing a search for top pairs plus Higgs bosons in their Run 2 data. The anomaly I am talking about is an apparent excess of events whi ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 17 2020 - 4:57am
- What Is A LHC Signal More Cool Than The Higgs? Two Higgses
That's right- I finally hit the ground with my creativity, and my jokes are starting to use old material for my post titles. Yet producing a pair of Higgs bosons in a proton-proton collision is seriously cool indeed. The Higgs boson in fact is one of ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 30 2020 - 1:55pm
- Carbon Life: Triple-Alpha Reaction Inside Stars May Be Much Faster Than Thought
Nearly all of the atoms that make up the our planet and us were forged in stars and the carbon most important to life as we know it was made by the triple-alpha process. The process starts with alpha particles, cores of helium atoms, with each alpha partic ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2020 - 11:27am
- Gravitational Wave Detection Using A Circular Particle Accelerator.
G ravitational waves and particle physics experiments being mixed is something I have theorized about for a couple of years (1). Now a new paper by Suvrat Rao, Marcus Brüggen, and Jochen Liske has taken this to another level (2). They ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 5 2020 - 12:01am
- Could We See LHC Neutrinos In IceCube? The Answer, As Always, Is Five Sigma
For the (likely going to be dramatically unsuccessful) series "Q uestions you would have liked your son asked you when you visited CERN together ", I feature today a rather unconventional curiosity about LHC and neutrino physics. The source of in ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 11 2020 - 5:02am
- 2020 Review, 2021 Agenda
Everybody would agree that 2020 was a difficult time for all of us- the pandemic forced on us dramatic changes in our way of living, working, and interacting with one another; and let's leave alone the horrible, avoidable death toll that came with it. ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 1 2021 - 2:10pm
- Playing With Radioactivity
Broadly speaking, radioactivity is not something one should mess with just as a pastime. Indeed, ionizing radiation has the potential of causing carcinogenic mutations in your cells DNA, as well as produce damage to cell tissue. Indeed, it makes me chuckle ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 20 2021 - 10:50am
- The Theory Of Almost Everything, God Speed Jim Bridenstine, Lady Gaga's Anthem A Subtle Comment.
A Theory of Everything has been the subject of many pages of journals and of much more ink spilled. Sean Carroll makes the point that at low energies, and within a domain of validity that applies to every day physics, we have such a theory already. Every ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 27 2021 - 10:17am