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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

  • 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...
  • Mindscape Podcast by Sean Carroll on Jul 26, 2018
    For anyone who hasn’t been following along on other social media, the big news is that I’ve started a podcast, called Mindscape. It’...
  • On Civility by Sean Carroll on Jun 25, 2018
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders went to have dinner at a local restaurant the other day. The owner, who is adamantly opposed to the policies...

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

  • New paper claims that LIGO’s gravitational wave ... by Sabine Hossenfelder on Nov 16, 2018
    Two weeks ago, New Scientist warmed up the story about a Danish groups’ claim that the LIGO collaboration’s signal identification is flawed. This ...
  • Modified gravity, demystified [video] by Sabine Hossenfelder on Nov 15, 2018
    Here is the promised follow-up on my earlier video about dark matter. This time I explain how Modified Newtonian Dynamics gives rise to flat rotation ...
  • Guest Post: Phillip Helbig reviews “Lost in Math... by Sabine Hossenfelder on Nov 11, 2018
    [Phillip Helbig worked in cosmology and gravitational lensing at Hamburg and Jodrell Bank Observatories and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute. Althou...

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • Langlands/Frenkel and Some Other Things by woit on Nov 16, 2018
    The Canadian publication The Walrus today has a wonderful article about Robert Langlands, focusing on his attitude towards the geometric Langlands pro...
  • Updates by woit on Nov 2, 2018
    Based on this preprint from Banks and Fischler, I added an update to the FAQ entry about why the ever-popular “string theory makes predictions, ...
  • Langlands News by woit on Oct 31, 2018
    Various Langlands program related news, starting with the man himself: For the latest from Langlands about the geometric theory, best if you read both...

n-Category Café

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

  • Blog stats weirdness by Douglas Natelson on Nov 13, 2018
    This blog is hosted on blogger, google's free blogging platform.  There are a couple of ways to get statistics about the blog, like rates of visi...
  • Book review: Solid State Insurrection by Douglas Natelson on Nov 12, 2018
    Apologies for the slow updates.  Between administrative responsibilities and trying to get out a couple of important papers, posting has been a b...
  • Timekeeping, or why helium can (temporarily) kill ... by Douglas Natelson on Nov 4, 2018
    On the day when the US switches clocks back to standard time, here is a post about timekeeping and its impact.  Conventional computers need ...

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • zilch by Hogg on Nov 16, 2018
    Total fail today. At least on the research front.
  • variational inference for dust by Hogg on Nov 15, 2018
    As always, Wednesdays are research-filled days. At the beginning of the day, Bedell (Flatiron) reminded me that I have a boat-load of writing to do on...
  • initial conditions by Hogg on Nov 13, 2018
    In the astrophysics seminar today Tristan Smith (Swarthmore) convinced us, perhaps incidentally to his main point, that the Hubble Constant controvers...

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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