- How To Read A Graph
Time and again, I get surprised by observing how scientific graphs meant to provide summarized, easy-to-access information get misunderstood, misinterpreted, or plainly ignored by otherwise well-read (mis-)users. It really aches me to see how what should b ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Aug 3 2021 - 10:51am
- Why The New Tcc+ Tetraquark Will Revolutionize Physics
The discovery of a new exotic hadron, named T_cc+, was announced by the LHCb Collaboration a little over a week ago. Unlike some previous discoveries of other resonances by the LHC experiments (dozens have been announced since 2010 by LHCb, and to a less ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Aug 7 2021 - 10:11am
- How To Read A Graph- Part 2
In a recent post I discussed how even the simplest kind of data display graph- the histogram- can sometimes confuse and be misinterpreted. Which is a total howler, as graphs are supposedly means of clarification and immediate, at-a-glance, interpretation ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Aug 11 2021 - 2:05pm
- Differentiable Programming For Experimental Design
Today I am giving the opening speech at a workshop with the same title of this post. The workshop takes place at the Center for Particle Physics and Phenomenology of Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, and it is in a mixed formula- we will have 3 ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 6 2021 - 4:23am
- Direct Detection Of Dark Energy by XENON1T. Intriguing But Not Certain.
N ews reports have thundered that we have detected dark energy, others have reported that we may have detected dark energy. The difference being that the reporters either read the title or they read the abstract which qualified the title. Odds are most re ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Sep 19 2021 - 9:17am
- Six-muon Events Probe Proton Collision Dynamics
When you collide particles made up of quarks and gluons, such as the protons accelerated by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, you mostly expect particles made of quarks and gluons to emerge. That is because quarks and gluons most of the times interact by ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 22 2021 - 12:13pm
- Come And Do Research In Particle Physics With Machine Learning In Padova!
I used some spare research funds to open a six-months internship to help my research group in Padova, and the call is open for applications at this site (the second in the list right now, the number is #23584). So here I wish to answer a few questions from ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 28 2021 - 5:33pm
- Statistics Lectures, And On Ancillarity And The Neyman Construction
The Corfu Summer Institute is a well-established institution for higher education, run since the paleolithic by the inexhaustible George Zoupanos, the soul of the whole thing. Generations of physicists have been trained in doctoral schools and conferences ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 1 2021 - 12:38pm
- A Nobel To A Friend
I very much would like to write about the Nobel prize in physics here today, but I realize I cannot really pay a good service to the three winners, nor to my readers, on that topic. The reason is, quite bluntly, that I am not qualified to do that without h ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 8 2021 - 11:19am
- A Mentor's Pentalogue
I believe oceans of ink were spent, ever since pens were a thing, writing on the mentor-student relationship, its do's and don'ts, and the consequences of deviations from proper practice. And rightly so, as the balancing act required for a proper ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 9 2021 - 6:59am