Physics

Radiation Zero

Interference is a fascinating effect, and one which can be observed in a wide variety of physical systems- any system that involves the propagation of waves from different sources. We can observe interference between waves in the sea or in a lake, or even ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 16 2021 - 8:48am

Veritasium Is Wrong. The Energy Probably Flows Through The Wires. Quantum Field Theory Says So.

A  couple of weeks ago Derrick Muller of the YouTube Channel Veritasium made a video asserting that the electrical energy in a circuit does not flow through the wires but through the fields. This is true and yet also a misleading misconception. This misco ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 16 2021 - 6:50pm

The Search for a Theory of Everything

A theory of everything has been the Holy Grail of some of the greatest physicists of the last century, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking. A theory of everything, a single, all-encompassing theoretical framework which would be able to explain, cohere ...

Blog Post - Mark Pierce - Dec 19 2021 - 5:30pm

Tetra-Neutronium!

The neutron, discovered in 1932 by Chadwick, is a fascinating particle whose existence allows for the stability of heavy nuclei and a wealth of atoms of different properties. Without neutrons, Hydrogen would be the only stable element: protons cannot be br ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 1 2022 - 2:51pm

How Idealizations Make Physics Simple

One of the constant things that one encounters in the world of science is idealization. ...

Blog Post - Mark Pierce - Jan 3 2022 - 12:11pm

Deep Learning Boosts The Performance Of Particle Detectors

The title of this post is no news for particle physicists- particle detectors are complex instruments and they work by interpreting the result of stochastic phenomena taking place when radiation interacts with the matter of which detectors are built, and i ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 11 2022 - 11:00am

Quantum Gravity And The Search For A Unified Physics

Quantum gravity has fascinated scientists for over a century. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Jan 12 2022 - 10:39pm

The Search For Dark Matter Continues

Dark matter is one of the most fascinating concepts in physics and is thought to account for 85% of the universe’s matter. They have been so talked about that they have taken on a semblance of fact, even though at this stage their presence is purely hypot ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Jan 25 2022 - 3:59pm

Bernhard Meirose: The Quest For Baryon Number Violation At The European Spallation Source

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Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 29 2022 - 12:28pm

A Request For Nomination To The Nobel Prize In Physics

If you are a follower of Science20, you probably know that  I have always been very liberal in this column about what deserves to be mentioned as a possible new idea in Physics. I even invited some "non-conventional", independent scientists to wr ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 31 2022 - 6:06am