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The Neutrino Song by the Corrigan Brothers

Remember last month? Neutrinos and the Speed of Light on the Front Pages! A month has passed and now: Faster than light particles? Not so fast, some say.  “Since then, their work has been met by a barrage of criticism. Physicists claim to have found flaws in the group’s method of recording the speed of the neutrinos, and they say that correcting ... More
Neutrinos and the Speed of Light on the Front Pages!

Dark matter, the string theory, particles, the theory of relativity… Unless you have a keen interest for physics and astrophysics, you won’t read about them very often. But since yesterday, neutrinos and the speed of light are on the front pages; who would have thought? On CNN, Particles appear to travel faster than light: ‘Scientists in ... More
Join the hunt for the Higgs boson and alien life!

CERN built the world’s largest grid computing resource and now anyone with Internet connectivity and a computer can participate by helping run more simulation of particle physics. ‘Those who want to volunteer will download an x86 Sun Microsystems virtualization software package called VirtualBox, which runs the Monte Carlo simulations on home ... More
Solar storm to create global chaos, complete darkness

While we are fighting on Planet Earth for sometimes very unimportant reasons (and we don’t fight enough for some other very important issues), a storm may be brewing above our heads. A solar storm, even a severe one. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a state of maximum solar activity that may strike ... More
Dark Matter(s) Explained by PhD Comics

Baryonic or nonbaryonic dark matter? Honestly, I am not a physicist and even if I have a keen interest for the universe and particles, I am far from being ‘dark matter savvy’. Nevertheless, I read a lot about it and a few days ago I read on BoingBoing: Video comic about dark matter. And this video comic is the cleverest thing I have ever read on ... More
Today is Pi Day. Or maybe we should call it ‘Half Tau Day’

Today is ‘Pi Day’, because it is March 14. You know, 3/14. Here is the definition: π (written ‘pi’ the Latin name of the Greek letter π) is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any Euclidean plane circle’s circumference to its diameter. Maybe you are wondering why pi has its own ‘day’. Wikipedia ... More
Global particle physics photowalk and Atlas mural at CERN

Who said particle physics and Art were two different things? On August 7, 2010, more than 200 amateur photographers from around the world had the rare opportunity to experience state-of-the-art accelerators and detectors in all of their complexity and beauty as part of the first Particle Physics Photowalk. And I wish I could have experienced it too. Now ... More
ICHEP 2010: high energy physics, neutrinos and dark matter in Paris

I am interested in high energy physics, neutrinos and dark matter. I am no physician but I always had a keen interest for the universe, what it is made of, how/when/from what did it start and ultimately, what is the meaning of our tiny, insignificant life amidst this universe with no limits (and countless dimensions according to the M-Theory). The 35th ... More

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