- 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
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
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