- Is The Standard Model Failing Us In The Bs Sector? Not Really, Say New Tevatron Results
It feels good, for a die-hard sceptic like I am, to live and let unexplained phenomena die. The phenomena in question are measured deviations from the predictions of the Standard Model (SM), our wonderful theory of subnuclear interactions, which has been c ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 5 2009 - 1:15pm
- Dim Supernova SN 2008ha Mystery- No Hydrogen
Core-collapse (or gravitational) supernovae are among the most energetic and violent events in the universe and constitute the final tremendous explosions in the life cycles of stars 8 times more massive than our Sun. After running out of fuel, the core o ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2009 - 2:18pm
- Who Underestimates Their Systematic Uncertainties?
It is a well-known fact that it is much easier to measure a physical quantity than to correctly assess the magnitude of the uncertainty on the measurement: the uncertainty is everything! A trivial demonstration of the above fact is the following. Consider ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 7 2009 - 1:27pm
- Extrasolar Planet Habitable Zones Around Distant Suns Get Some New Limitations
The search for planets capable of sustainable life (as we know it) is on, but with an infinite number of planets astronomers are focusing their attention on each system's 'habitable zone', where heat radiated from the star is just right to k ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2009 - 11:27am
- Black holes you can play with! Sonic black holes that is...
Created in a Bose Einstein Condensate, sound may enter these acoustic black holes but it may not leave. This creates an system we can experiment with on a table top level and learn about black holes from it. The strange and unique features of the Bose c ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jun 13 2009 - 10:43am
- The Slides Of My Seminar For LHCb- Part I
Tomorrow I am traveling to CERN, where I have been invited to give a seminar at a meeting of the LHCb experiment. My talk will discuss the issue of the energy calibration of b-quark jets, a topic to which I have devoted a good part of my research time for ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 15 2009 - 1:30pm
- Energy Calibration Of B-Jets: Part II
Below I offer a preview of the slides I will show tomorrow at an invited seminar on the rather technical topic of "The b-jet energy calibration with Z-->bb decays", which I have come to CERN to give at a meeting of the LHCb collaboration. As ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 16 2009 - 5:15pm
- The Incredibly Shrinking Supersymmetry
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - May 2 2012 - 9:42am
- Researchers To Boycott Recruitment System
In a few days italian post-docs working in high-energy physics will be asked to gather for a nasty exam, held by the INFN-the italian institute for nuclear physics- to qualify valiant researchers for future hiring in the institute. The exam generated a wav ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 25 2009 - 9:59am
- A Retractatio On The Lepton Jets Affair
If you have followed this blog for long enough, dear readers, the words "multi-muons", "anomalous muons", or even "lepton jets" are not foreign to you. They all refer to a paper appeared on the ArXiv on the evening of Hallowee ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 28 2009 - 11:15pm