Nobel Prize 2018 – Physics

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This is about the 2nd of 4 prize announcements this week. Physics is perhaps the most popular of the Nobels. Many past physics winners are well-known names … Pierre and Marie Curie, Marconi, Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Hertz, Schrödinger, Fermi, Pauli, Bothe, Feynman and many more. Marie Curie won because Pierre Curie refused to accept unless full credit was also shared with Marie. She later went on to … Read more Nobel Prize 2018 – Physics

What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator?

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This week Discover Magazine has run the story of what happened to Russian Scientist Anatoli Bugorski when he accidentally stuck his head inside a particle accelerator. It all happened back in 1978, but this was the Soviet Union at a time when talking about anything Nuclear related was not exactly encouraged, so he did not talk … Read more What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator?

2017 Nobel Prize – Physics

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 with one half to Rainer Weiss LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and Kip S. Thorne LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” It … Read more 2017 Nobel Prize – Physics

2016 Nobel Prize – Physics

The Nobel Prize for Physics is the one that contains the most well-known names, hence it can be argued is the highlight of the entire endeavour, but perhaps that observation is my personal and wholly subjective bias leaking out? I’d like to argue no. It is certainly the most important prize in the field of physics on … Read more 2016 Nobel Prize – Physics

CERN LHCb Physicists Observe Three New Tetraquark Particles

Now this is really interesting news (for some), CERN have announced the discovery of new previously unknown particles … Physicists on CERN’s LHCb collaboration say they’ve observed three new exotic particles – X(4274), X(4500) and X(4700) – and also confirmed the existence of a fourth one, X(4140). According to the scientists, each of these particles contains … Read more CERN LHCb Physicists Observe Three New Tetraquark Particles