How To Choose Your Restaurant Or Hotel

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The ATLAS Quest For Photon Jets

What is a photon jet? Despite their exotic name, photon jets are a well studied thing nowadays...

ScienceGround At Festivaletteratura

Since yesterday, and for almost a week, the literature festival in Mantova hosts "ScienceGround"...

Something Does Not Match. Error Or Discovery?

On September 4 to 8 the city of Mantova, in northern Italy, will be brimming with writers and readers...

 Tommaso Dorigo Tommaso Dorigo is an experimental particle physicist, who works for the INFN at the University of Padova, and collaborates with the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. He coordinates the European network... Read More » Blogroll

# Citizen Randall

May 27 2009 | comment(s)

This afternoon Lisa Randall, one of the most famous theoretical physicists of our time, received from the hands of Flavio Zanonato, mayor of Padova, the keys of the city.

# Live Now: Supernova Hunt With the Virtual Telescope!

May 25 2009 | comment(s)

http://www.coelumstream.com/ is broadcasting live images of galaxies, to be compared with reference images in search for supernovaes. A commentary is provided in Italian and English. Join NOW!

Below is a screenshot of what is being shown now.

# Planck 2009

May 25 2009 | comment(s)

This morning the Planck 09 conference started at the Auditorium Altinate (see picture, right) in Padova. For a week, theorists and experimentalists will discuss hot topics in a variety of fields, from particle physics to cosmology, to string theory. A PDF file with the program is online.
$H \to WW \to l \nu l \nu$

# Tevatron Higgs Limits Strengthened By A New Theoretical Study

May 24 2009 | comment(s)

A new paper in the Arxiv attracted my attention this morning. It is titled "Perturbative QCD effects and the search for a $H \to WW \to l \nu l \nu$ signal at the Tevatron", and is authored by a set of quite distinguished theorists: C.Anastasiou, G.Dissertori, M.Grazzini, F.Stockli, and B.Webber.

# CDF Vs. DZERO: And The Winner Is...

May 21 2009 | comment(s)

Last Tuesday CDF announced their own discovery of the Omega_b baryon, a measurement which creates a controversy with the competing experiment at the Tevatron collider, DZERO. That is because DZERO had already claimed discovery for that particle, almost one year ago, and because the two measurements disagree wildly with each other. Just browse through my past few posts in this column and you will find all the information you need (how lazy can one be with links?).

# The Say of the Week

May 21 2009 | comment(s)

"I seldom enjoy competition in real life. I find it fun only when I am up against somebody who takes things more seriously than I do."

QDS