All posts tagged with physics

Link: Falsifiable science and good science

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Sabine Hossenfelder has become an outspoken skeptic of the idea that a new, even-bigger-than-the-LHC particle collider will achieve any breakthrough in high ...

Link: Why astro/physics isn’t fun anymore

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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein has written an evocative essay about her experience becoming a physicist, and the daily frustrations and challenges of being differe...

One way to make better science writing

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Alison Flood in the Guardian notes the scientific interests of celebrated novelist Cormac McCarthy: “Cormac McCarthy’s parallel career revealed as a scienti...

Higgs hunting

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I follow physics news but generally don’t post about it. But after the recent Higgs boson press conference, I found this article by Lawrence Krauss to be a v...

Kaku cockup

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I can’t bear to watch it again, and I don’t see why I should tolerate anyone else having to watch it. But I can’t sit quietly while physicist Michio Kaku tel...

Long run paper trail

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Gordon Watts writes an interesting story of tenure review and the productivity of a long-lasting experiment in particle physics: “200 Run 2 Papers from DZERO...

Making a Hawking

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Cosmos posts a long biographical retrospective from Stephen Hawking about his life and work. A lot of it will be review for people well-read on the history o...

Tokamak coconuts

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Tokamak fusion reactors need charcoal to adsorb certain particles. It was a very lucky day for some coconut growers:

Science sensationalism

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Backreaction: “Science, Writers, and the Public - A bizarre love triangle”:

People particles

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Last week’s Science included an article by Adrian Cho examining the way that social modelers use math to describe human behavior on a large scale (“Ourselves...

Pulsar navigation

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The physics arXiv blog from MIT Technology Review points to a paper that describes a way to use pulsars as an interstellar GPS system.

Cloaking

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“Cloaking” is like the physics version of the hobbits – catchy name from a fantasy story and fascinating to the press. But there came a time reading “invisib...