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 moreAmazing new discovery at CERNs Large Hadron Collider – #750GeV #diphoton
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 more2015 Nobel Prize: Physics
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 moreRichard Feynman is asked how Magnets work … his answer is mind-blowing.
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 moreClaim: “Physicists achieve superconductivity at room temperature”
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 more2014 Nobel Prize – Physics … I’ve seen the light
The first most obvious question might be who? Well, Eric Weinstein is a Harvard math Ph. D. who has been working as an economist in New York. The news here is that he has been working on some of his own far out of the mainstream ideas about geometry and physics for decades, and … … Read moreEric Weinstein’s theory may explain why the universe works the way it does