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Physics Blogs You Need to Be Reading

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.

We also asked our community advisors which physics blogs they recommended.

Sean Carroll’s “Preposterous Universe

  • Thanksgiving by Sean Carroll on Nov 24, 2022
    This year we give thanks for Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem. (We’ve previously given thanks for the Standard Model Lagrangian, Hubble’...
  • The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, an... by Sean Carroll on Sep 21, 2022
    Just in case there are any blog readers out there who haven’t heard from other channels: I have a new book out! The Biggest Ideas in the Univers...
  • Johns Hopkins by Sean Carroll on Mar 6, 2022
    As far as I remember, the first time I stepped onto a university campus was in junior high school, when I visited Johns Hopkins for an awards ceremony...

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

  • Calorie Labels: What Do They Tell You? by Sabine Hossenfelder on Dec 3, 2022
    Transcript, references, and discussion on Patreon.
  • Guest Post: Collider Rap by Mike Battaglia and GPT... by Sabine Hossenfelder on Dec 3, 2022
    Image by rawpixel.com on FreepikThese days, it seems like Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world. But you don't have to escape its clutches ...
  • Science News Nov 30 by Sabine Hossenfelder on Nov 30, 2022
    Today we’ll talk about Trouble at ITER, robots that build robots, air pollution, AI that classifies supernovae, a small asteroid that hit Canada, Su...

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • Publicity Stunt Fallout by woit on Dec 7, 2022
    Latest news this evening from Scott Aaronson at the IAS in Princeton: Tonight, David Nirenberg, Director of the IAS and a medieval historian, gave an ...
  • The Wormhole Publicity Stunt by woit on Dec 3, 2022
    The best way to understand the “physicists create wormholes in the lab” nonsense of the past few days is as a publicity stunt (I should cr...
  • Igor Krichever 1950-2022 by woit on Dec 2, 2022
    I just heard the sad news that Igor Krichever passed away this morning at the age of 72. Igor was a great scholar, a wise man, and a wonderful human b...

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

  • The wormhole kerfuffle, ER=EPR, and all that by Douglas Natelson on Dec 3, 2022
    I was busy trying to finish off a grant proposal and paper revisions this week and didn't have the time to react in realtime to the PR onslaught surro...
  • The need for energy-efficient computing by Douglas Natelson on Nov 22, 2022
    Computing is consuming a large and ever-growingfraction of the world's energy capacity.I've seen the essential data in this figure several times over ...
  • Bob Curl - it is possible to be successful and als... by Douglas Natelson on Nov 13, 2022
    I went to a memorial service today at Rice for my late colleague Bob Curl, who died this past summer, and it was a really nice event.  I met Bob ...

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • the stability of the vacuum by Hogg on Dec 6, 2022
    The research highlight of my day today was our weekly lunchtime blackboard talk, as it often is on Mondays. TOday it was Isabel Garcia Garcia (NYU), t...
  • the discussion section of a paper by Hogg on Dec 5, 2022
    I spent the afternoon writing the discussion section of my nascent paper with Andy Casey (Monash), about spectrum combinations. My philosophy of the d...
  • simulating data for phase and frequency modulation by Hogg on Dec 3, 2022
    Abby Shaum (CUNY) and I have been working on phase demodulation for binary detection and characterization, using coherent oscillation modes in stellar...

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

  • How large is the W mass anomaly by Jester on Apr 19, 2022
    Everything is larger in the US: cars, homes, food portions, people. The CDF collaboration from the now defunct Tevatron collider argues that this phen...
  • Why is it when something happens it is ALWAYS you,... by Jester on Apr 8, 2021
    April 7, 2021 was like a good TV episode: high-speed action, plot twists, and a cliffhanger ending. We now know that the strength of the little magnet...
  • April Fools'21: Trouble with g-2 by Jester on Apr 1, 2021
    On April 7, the g-2 experiment at Fermilab was supposed to reveal their new measurement of the magnetic moment of the muon.  *Was*, because ...

 

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  1. 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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