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Physics Blogs You Need to Be Reading

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These are some of the best physics blogs, updated regularly, written by some of the top minds. The feeds are updated on page refresh, so bookmark this page and you’ll have a quick overview of all the blog’s latest entries each time you visit here.

Sean Carroll’s “Preposterous Universe

  • True Facts About Cosmology (or, Misconceptions Ske... by Sean Carroll on Jan 12, 2019
    I talked a bit on Twitter last night about the Past Hypothesis and the low entropy of the early universe. Responses reminded me that there are still s...
  • Thanksgiving by Sean Carroll on Nov 22, 2018
    This year we give thanks for an historically influential set of celestial bodies, the moons of Jupiter. (We’ve previously given thanks for the S...
  • Atiyah and the Fine-Structure Constant by Sean Carroll on Sep 25, 2018
    Sir Michael Atiyah, one of the world’s greatest living mathematicians, has proposed a derivation of α, the fine-structure constant of quantum e...

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • This Month’s Hype by woit on Mar 14, 2019
    Physics Today seems to have decided to deal with Sabine Hossenfelder’s criticism of a future collider by publishing the least credible possible ...
  • In it for the Long Haul by woit on Mar 8, 2019
    The CERN Courier today has a long interview with the omnipresent Nima Arkani-Hamed, discussing the current state of HEP physics. About the motivations...
  • This Week’s Hype by woit on Mar 6, 2019
    In recent years string theorists have been having trouble getting taken seriously by the media, a problem they’ve been trying to deal with by en...

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Quantum Diaries

  • The forgotten life of Einstein’s wife by Pauline Gagnon on Dec 22, 2016
    19 December was the 141th anniversary of the birth of Mileva Marić Einstein. But who remembers this brilliant scientist? While her husband, Albert Ei...
  • La vie oubliée de la femme d’Einstein by Pauline Gagnon on Dec 22, 2016
    Le 19 décembre a marqué le 141ième anniversaire de naissance de Mileva Marić Einstein. Mais qui se souvient de cette brillante physicienne? Alors ...
  • Latest news from outer space on dark matter by Pauline Gagnon on Dec 16, 2016
    To celebrate the first five years of operation on board the International Space Station, Professor Sam Ting, the spokesperson for the Alpha Magnetic S...

Douglas Natelson’s “nanoscale views

  • APS March Meeting wrapup by Douglas Natelson on Mar 7, 2019
    I spent the lion's share of today talking w/ my collaborators.  This was great scientifically, but meant that I only went to a couple of talks.&n...
  • APS March Meeting Day 3 by Douglas Natelson on Mar 7, 2019
    A handful of semi-random highlights (broken up by my conversations w/ colleagues and catching up on work-related issues):Laura Heydermann from ETH spo...
  • APS March Meeting, Day 2 by Douglas Natelson on Mar 6, 2019
    A random selection from Day 2:Thomas Silva at NIST gave a fun talk about some experiments using the linac coherent light source.  Using pump...

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • No likelihood! by Hogg on Mar 19, 2019
    Today was the first day of a Likelihood-Free Inference workshop at Flatiron, run by Foreman-Mackey (Flatiron) and others. The day started off with an ...
  • #mwmw, day 2 by Hogg on Mar 16, 2019
    The Milky Way Mapper meeting continued today. Both yesterday and today there were great presentations on asteroseismology in NASA TESS that might impa...
  • #mwmw, day 1 by Hogg on Mar 15, 2019
    Today was the first day of the Milky Way Mapper Workshop, at the Max Planck for Solar System Research in Goettingen. The meeting is about points of ta...

Jackson Clarke’s “syymmetries

  • Naturalness: A Pragmatist's Guide by Bluejay on Jun 25, 2017
    1. The long readI've been meaning to write a more comprehensive reflection on naturalness here for a while now, ever since penning a summary in the in...
  • Warsaw Workshop on Non-Standard Dark Matter by Bluejay on Jun 5, 2016
    For the last few days I've been at the Warsaw Workshop on Non-Standard Dark Matter. It's been very enjoyable! Plenty of interesting ideas, coffee, and...
  • Wrap-up by Bluejay on Apr 24, 2016
    Readers might have noticed that this blog has slowed down lately. The reason is that I am in a transition period at the moment, wherein I hope to: see...

Résonaances

  • Both g-2 anomalies by Mad Hatter on Jun 20, 2018
    Two months ago an experiment in Berkeley announced a new ultra-precise measurement of the fine structure constant α using interferometry techniques. ...
  • Can MiniBooNE be right? by Mad Hatter on Jun 5, 2018
    The experimental situation in neutrino physics is confusing. One one hand, a host of neutrino experiments has established a consistent picture where t...
  • WIMPs after XENON1T by Mad Hatter on May 28, 2018
    After today's update from the XENON1T experiment, the situation on the front of direct detection of WIMP dark matter is as followsWIMP can be loosely ...

 

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  1. QuantumCurt
    QuantumCurt says:

    Excellent! I've got it bookmarked. As I'm getting beyond the freshman/sophomore level introductory courses, I'm realizing more and more how important it is to keep up with the current state of the field. I've been meaning to start keeping up with some blogs like this, and this is a very convenient way to do so.

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