Browsing Archive: October, 2015

A Mysterious Star

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Astronomy 
When I opened my e-mail this morning, I was stunned to find a number of messages all regarding the same astronomical oddity. Since it is rare for astronomy to make headlines, this was a most interesting start to the morning.

The topic that everyone is talking about today is the so-called 'most mysterious star in the galaxy' (as several of these e-mails called it). And the reason this star has everyone talking today is that one of the most plausible explanations for it is that it is home to a t...
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Nobel Prize 2015

Posted by on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, In : Particle Physics 
The Nobel Prize committee has spoken, and the recipient for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics is Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for their discovery of neutrino oscillations! Congratulations to both the winners themselves and to their teams who made it possible.

By now the story of the neutrino oscillation is well known, at least in academic circles, and so it is fitting that the actual discovery should receive an award. 

The story begins in 1930, when physicists were puzzled at beta decays...
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Nobel Prize Predictions

Posted by on Monday, October 5, 2015,
Sometime tomorrow morning the Nobel Prize committee will announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics. And that means that physicists around the world are spending the afternoon speculating on what achievement has been significant enough to warrant a prize. And in many case, further speculation on who among its discoverers will be chosen. 

This year there are no clear front runners, but I have been hearing some speculations that are interesting.

One prediction that I have seen, whic...
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Dr. Chris Bird I am a theoretical physicist & mathematician, with training in electronics, programming, robotics, and a number of other related fields.


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