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

Amazing new discovery at CERNs Large Hadron Collider – #750GeV #diphoton

Whispers abound about the discovery of something new and quite unexpected at the Large Hadron Collider. The previous confirmation of the Higgs boson was truly amazing but they were looking for that and expected to find and confirm  it. The recent discovery (not by the LHC) of gravitational waves was also a huge scientific landmark, but … Read more Amazing new discovery at CERNs Large Hadron Collider – #750GeV #diphoton

2015 Nobel Prize: Physics

It’s Nobel Prize time again and today we find out who wins the Prize for Physics. This one usually excites because it is often somebody well-known, or for something well deserved – they really do get this one right year after year. Awarded annually since 1901 (except in 1940, 41 and 42) the nomination and selection process for the … Read more 2015 Nobel Prize: Physics

Richard Feynman is asked how Magnets work … his answer is mind-blowing.

The famous nobel prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman, is asked how magnets work. As an answer, you might expect him to perhaps talk about the magnetic field or Maxwell’s equations … but no … instead what he does is to reveal something quite amazing that cuts directly to the heart of what is being asked and how … Read more Richard Feynman is asked how Magnets work … his answer is mind-blowing.

Claim: “Physicists achieve superconductivity at room temperature”

Over at Science Alert there is a story that appears on the surface to be quite exciting, “Physicists achieve superconductivity at room temperature“, ah but  … (sorry, spoiler alert, the claim is sort of true, but there is a huge catch, so don’t get too excited). First, let’s step back for a second as explain … Read more Claim: “Physicists achieve superconductivity at room temperature”

2014 Nobel Prize – Physics … I’ve seen the light

It’s Nobel Prize time again and today we find out who wins the Prize for Physics. This one usually excites because it is often somebody well-known, or for something well deserved, and this year is indeed a great choice – they really do get this one right year after year. Awarded annually since 1901 (except in 1940, … Read more 2014 Nobel Prize – Physics … I’ve seen the light