Physics

New Muon G-2 Results!

Note: this is an updated version of the article. For the original discussion of the muon anomaly, published before the release of results, please scroll down. ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 7 2021 - 10:50am

Standard Model Rethink: Does Measurement Of Muon Magnetics Mean New Physics Are Coming?

Muons are leptons(1), fundamental particles formed in the atmosphere by cosmic rays that are a heavier cousin of electrons. The Standard Model has three generations of leptons; electrons, muons, and tau plus their three neutrinos. The Standard Model is in ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 7 2021 - 3:42pm

No Muon G-2 Hasn’t Found A Fifth Force Yet, A Win For Science Either Way.

H umanity has not found a fifth force of nature. This is a warning to the media at large. Please do not tell people muon g-2 found a fifth force of nature or make any other such claims.  There are a few serious issues to consider with how the recent muon ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 7 2021 - 11:39pm

Looking For A Ph.D. In Physics Or Computer Science? Look No Further

Today the University of Padova has issued a call for Ph. D. positions to start in October 2021, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy has 23 new openings. The English version of the call page is here. ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 9 2021 - 5:48am

Newton's Three Body Problem- A Flux-Based Approach To Avoid Infinite Probabilities

At the end of the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton scientifically showed the motion of the planets around the sun through a law of universal gravitation.  He also explained the motion of the moon. Yet since both the earth and the sun determine the motion of ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2021 - 6:50pm

Sunday Morning Teleology

Design and purpose are definitely not two things that scientists consider as their guiding ideas in trying to decypher the fabric of our Universe, or of natural phenomena in general. So teleology should not belong to this blog, I agree. ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 19 2021 - 1:46pm

An Interview By APPEC

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Katrin Link for APPEC, the Astro-Particle Physics European Consortium. APPEC is a consortium of 19 funding agencies, national government institutions, and institutes from 17 European countries, which is responsible for ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 23 2021 - 12:17pm

Imaging The Human Body With Muons

While exchanging ideas with a dear colleague of mine on possible applications of differentiable programming to the optimization of the design of detection instruments, I came about an interesting, crazy idea which, since I do not have enough time to invest ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 13 2021 - 10:55am

What It Means To Be Anti-Science

"Anti-scientific thinking" is a bad disease of our time, and one which may affect a wide range of human beings, from illiterate fanatics such as anti-vaxxers and religious fundamentalists on one side, to highly-educated and brilliant individuals ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 13 2021 - 10:55am

Advanced Multi-Variate Analysis Methods For New Physics Searches At The LHC

The title of this post coincides with the one of a scientific report which was submitted for publication in Reviews in Physics last Sunday; and it is also the meaning of the acronym "AMVA4NewPhysics", the name of an European Union-funded Innovati ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 20 2021 - 10:26am