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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

  • Beyond Falsifiability by Sean Carroll on Jan 17, 2018
    I have a backlog of fun papers that I haven’t yet talked about on the blog, so I’m going to try to work through them in reverse chronologi...
  • Thanksgiving by Sean Carroll on Nov 24, 2017
    This year we give thanks for a simple but profound principle of statistical mechanics that extends the famous Second Law of Thermodynamics: the Jarzyn...
  • Standard Sirens by Sean Carroll on Oct 16, 2017
    Everyone is rightly excited about the latest gravitational-wave discovery. The LIGO observatory, recently joined by its European partner VIRGO, had pr...

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • Beyond Falsifiability by woit on Jan 18, 2018
    Sean Carroll has a new paper out defending the Multiverse and attacking the naive Popperazi, entitled Beyond Falsifiability: Normal Science in a Multi...
  • The Quantum Spy by woit on Jan 17, 2018
    I don’t often read spy thrillers, but just finished one, The Quantum Spy, by David Ignatius. Ignatius is a well-known journalist at the Washingt...
  • Adventures in Fine Hall by woit on Jan 14, 2018
    Every so often I get a copy of Princeton’s alumni publication in the mail, which I mostly ignore. The latest one however had an entertaining art...

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

  • About grants: What is cost sharing? by Douglas Natelson on Jan 13, 2018
    In addition to science, I occasionally use this forum as a way to try to explain to students and the public how sponsored research works in academia.&...
  • Selected items by Douglas Natelson on Jan 8, 2018
    A few recent items that caught my eye:The ever-creative McEuen and Cohen groups at Cornell worked together to make graphene-based origami widgets.&nbs...
  • The new year and another arbitrary milestone by Douglas Natelson on Jan 1, 2018
    Happy new year to all!  I'm sure 2018 will bring some exciting developments in the discipline - at minimum, there will surely be a lot of talk ab...

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • turbulence by Hogg on Jan 20, 2018
    A low-research day was saved by a great talk by Blakesley Burkhart (CfA) about turbulence in astrophysical MHD. She made an unassailable argument that...
  • inferring stellar parameters from light curves by Hogg on Jan 18, 2018
    Today at Flatiron, Melissa Ness (Flatiron) showed Dan Foreman-Mackey (Flatiron) and me that she can infer stellar effective temperature and surface gr...
  • Gaia and exoplanets by Hogg on Jan 18, 2018
    At this morning's Gaia DR2 prep workshop (parallel-working meeting), we gathered a group of people to discuss ideas for using Gaia DR2 data in the ser...

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

  • Weekend Plot: update on WIMPs by Jester on Sep 11, 2016
    There's been a lot of discussion on this blog about the LHC not finding new physics.  I should however give justice to other experiments that als...
  • Next stop: tth by Jester on Sep 1, 2016
    This was a summer of brutally dashed hopes for a quick discovery of many fundamental particles that we were imagining. For the time being we need &nbs...
  • After the hangover by Jester on Jul 29, 2016
    The loss of the 750 GeV diphoton resonance is a big blow to the particle physics community. We are currently going through the 5 stages of grief, ever...

 

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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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