Browsing Archive: January, 2016

Three Families of Fermions

Posted by on Saturday, January 9, 2016, In : Particle Physics 
In my end of year review article a couple of weeks ago I made reference to the possible discovery of a Weyl fermion. Since then a few people have asked me what a Weyl fermion is and how it differs from a regular fermion. In fact there are three common types of fermions, and I thought I would give a brief review of them today.

Let me begin by explaining what fermions are. When quantum mechanics was being developed in the early 20th century, it was discovered that particles could exist in two po...
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New Website

Posted by on Monday, January 4, 2016, In : Administrative 
With the beginning of the New Year comes the beginning of many other challenges and opportunities, and I will be sharing these throughout the year as plans become finalized. However my first big change is the creation of a new website, and the start of the end of several old ones.

As some of my longtime followers know, I setup my first personal webpage twenty years ago when I was just a first year student at the University of Victoria. In keeping with the technology of the time, it was a rathe...
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Happy New Year!!

Posted by on Friday, January 1, 2016,
May 2016 bring all of my friends, family, and loyal readers all the health, happiness, and prosperity that they deserve. And may we all get together again as friends when the year comes to the end one year from now.


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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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