A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generationMax Gluckman
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- Take nobody’s word for it – evidence and authority in a world of propaganda 22/01/2017
- A new CERN experiment targets even higher energies (eventually) 08/01/2017
- How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics 03/01/2017
- Accelerating News 14/12/2016
- How to hide a ‘fifth force’ – and how to find one 04/12/2016
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Category Archives: My Favourite Particle
At the Guardian.
At the Guardian.
Also at The Guardian. Quarks are what dragged me into this mess. I’ve done about 50 hours work in the last 4 days and have run out of clean cutlery. My fridge contains only an empty tub of hummus and … Continue reading
Post by Mark Lancaster. Also at The Guardian. In 1900, shortly after the electron and radioactivity were discovered, Lord Kelvin famously remarked: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics. All that remains is more and more precise measurement” … Continue reading
Also at The Guardian. I started writing about neutrinos because I love them. They are quite magical really; the Universe is completely swarming with them (they are the second most abundant particle after photons) but we know practically nothing about … Continue reading
At The Guardian. See also Chapter 4.5 of Smashing Physics.
(Also at The Guardian.) This week my favorite particle is the electron (one of the best things about working in particle physics is that it accommodates my fickle heart and mood swings perfectly). Electrons occupy every atom in the universe. … Continue reading