Tagged: CERN

How fair is it for just three people to receive the Nobel Prize in physics? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 24, 2018

Caroline Wagner, The Ohio State University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Nobel Foundation statutes decree that “in no case” can a Nobel Prize be divided between more than three people. So it may not raise many eyebrows that the 2017 award in physics went to just … Read More

Cost of scientific research – and political naivity - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 05, 2012

I ended up immersed in the internet activity around the CERN physics seminar on the Higg’s boson last night. It was an unprecedented phenomenon. However, amidst all the fascination, celebration and humour at the (possible) confirmation of the Higg’s particle … Continue reading → … Read More

FTL neutrinos FTW! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 23, 2011

* Ahem *  Well, not quite.              (Note: FTL = Faster Than Light) The first image, taken in 2007, of a neutrino interaction. The neutrino, coming from the left of the figure following an interaction, produces several particles identified by their tracks in the detecting 'brick'. Credit: INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics) … Read More

What’s this about cosmic rays and global warming? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 12, 2011

This old argument is getting another airing among the internet climate change contrarian/denier ghetto. Briefly it claims that humans have nothing to do with current climate change – it’s all caused by the sun! Specifically the influence of cosmic rays … Continue reading → … Read More

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