Physics

Gregory Ryskin On Vacuum Energy

Although unconventional, the ideas of Gregory Ryskin on vacuum energy sound interesting to me, so I invited him to share them with you in this guest post.  Ryskin's physics journey began with fluid dynamics, first in Russia, then in the US, at Caltech ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 8 2022 - 8:01am

The Proton Radius Puzzle May Have Been Solved

Protons are the fundamental subatomic particles. Under the Standard Model, we know that protons are composite particles with three valence quarks, which, along with neutrons, form hardons. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Feb 10 2022 - 4:59pm

NIST Scientists Measured Very Short Time Scales, Space Was Not Warped By Them.

D espite breathless reports by non scientist reporters may say scientist at NIST have not warped time or even really done much that has to do with General Relativity directly. What Toby Bothwell et. al did accomplish is as one peer reviewer put it is an “ ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 17 2022 - 1:47pm

Nuclear War Survival Skills A Book On How To Survive The Unthinkable.

W ar between NATO and Russia and its allies is a very real possibility.  Not a probability or a likelihood necessarily but much more of a possibility than ever since the aftermath of World War II.  Given this being a real possibility some hard information ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 24 2022 - 1:28am

ATLAS Results On Bose-Einstein Correlations

The behaviour of matter at quantum level includes a number of surprising effects, which we are lucky enough to be able to study and observe in different physical systems. Some of these effects are due to the radically different properties of particles endo ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 25 2022 - 3:43pm

Putin's Nuclear Threats Over Ukraine. Distance And Dirt Will Keep You Safer From Radioactive Fallout.

T he harsh truth of nuclear war in our modern era is not that everyone would die right away but that hundreds of millions would die in the combatant states while hundreds of millions would have to survive radiation and starvation. If you are one who sees ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 1 2022 - 2:30pm

Where The Power Of Deep Learning Is

Over the course of the past two decades we have witnessed the rise of deep learning as a paradigm-changing technology. Deep learning allows algorithms to dramatically improve their performance on multivariate analysis tasks. Deep neural networks, in partic ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 8 2022 - 5:30am

Cancel Culture In Science?

Like the vast majority of readers of this column, I very strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing atrocities. War is never an answer to international controversies. And I would like to add: I am in favor of all sanctions that financ ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 11 2022 - 6:09pm

The Future Of Experimental Design

Ever since experimental physics was a thing, the worth of scientists could be appraised by how carefully they designed their experiments, making sure that their devices could answer as precisely as possible the questions that crowded their mind. Indeed, th ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 1 2022 - 2:26pm

Fermilab's New Results Bend But Do Not Break The Standard Model Of Particle Physics

I t is very unlikely that Fermilab’s new findings on the mass of the Wboson mean that the standard model is broken. It will be exciting if it does.  This is not to say that their experimental findings are wrong. Fermilab themselves propose the much more l ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 7 2022 - 11:16pm