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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

  • 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...
  • Intro to Cosmology Videos by Sean Carroll on May 14, 2018
    In completely separate video news, here are videos of lectures I gave at CERN several years ago: “Cosmology for Particle Physicists” (May ...

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • Theorists with a Swamp, not a Theory by woit on Aug 13, 2018
    In recent weeks string theory has been again getting a lot of press attention, because of claims that new progress is being made in the study of the r...
  • Back by woit on Aug 6, 2018
    Back now from vacation. On the global warming front, I can report that Northern Norway has gotten rather warm, Svalbard is still pretty cold. While I ...
  • Leaving Town by woit on Jul 19, 2018
    About to head out on vacation tonight, back in a couple weeks. On the hot topics in fundamental physics, two items are: Concerning the “no dS st...

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

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • so many M dwarfs! by Hogg on Aug 13, 2018
    In a great victory, Jessica Birky (UCSD) has used The Cannon to put internally consistent labels on more than 10,000 M-type dwarf stars observed in (b...
  • making the angle distribution uniform by Hogg on Aug 12, 2018
    Years ago, Jo Bovy (now Toronto) and I wrote this crazy paper, in which we infer the force law in the Solar System from a snapshot of the 8 planets' p...
  • talking models; chemically identified tori by Hogg on Aug 10, 2018
    I gave my annual blackboard Königstuhl Colloquium today. This year I spoke about fitting models, which was a reprise of my 2010 talk that launched th...

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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