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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.

Sean Carroll’s “Preposterous Universe

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

  • Understanding Quantum Mechanics #5: Decoherence by Sabine Hossenfelder on Aug 15, 2020
    [Note: This transcript will not make much sense without the graphics in the video.]I know I promised I would tell you what it takes to solve the me...
  • Really Big Experiments That Physicists Dream Of by Sabine Hossenfelder on Aug 8, 2020
    This week, I have something for your intellectual entertainment; I want to tell you about some really big experiments that physicists dream of.Befo...
  • What is the equivalence principle? by Sabine Hossenfelder on Aug 1, 2020
    Folks, I recently read the website of the Flat Earth Society. I’m serious! It’s a most remarkable collection of… nonsense. Maybe most remarkable...

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • Twistors and the Standard Model by woit on Aug 11, 2020
    For the past few months I’ve been working on writing up some ideas I’m quite excited about, and the pandemic has helped move things along ...
  • Quantization and Dirac Cohomology by woit on Aug 7, 2020
    For many years I’ve been fascinated by the topic of “Dirac cohomology” and its possible relations to various questions about quantiz...
  • (Imaginary) Time Asymmetry by woit on Aug 6, 2020
    When people write down a list of axioms for quantum mechanics, they typically neglect to include a crucial one: positivity (or more generally, bounded...

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 energy of the Beirut explosion by Douglas Natelson on Aug 5, 2020
    The shocking explosion in Beirut yesterday was truly awful and shocking, and my heart goes out to the residents.  It will be quite some time befo...
  • How long does quantum tunneling take? by Douglas Natelson on Aug 1, 2020
    The "tunneling time" problem has a long, fun history.  Here is a post that I wrote about this issue 13 years ago (!!).  In brief, in quantum...
  • Kitchen science: insulated cups by Douglas Natelson on Jul 25, 2020
    An impromptu science experiment this morning.  A few months ago we acquired some very nice insulated tumblers (initially from causebox and t...

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • forward modeling of asteroseismic modes—for exop... by Hogg on Aug 8, 2020
    As my loyal reader knows, I have four separate projects with Bonaca, Feeney, Casey, and Bedell to forward-model asteroseismic modes, with Bonaca conce...
  • you can never get rid of those spurious modes by Hogg on Aug 7, 2020
    It was great to talk to Winston Harris (MTSU) about his results today running The Joker on exoplanet extreme-precision radial-velocity data. Instead o...
  • free increase in precision! by Hogg on Aug 6, 2020
    Kate Storey-Fisher (NYU) and I worked through some figures for her paper on her new correlation-function estimator. Her estimator isn't tied to bins i...

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

  • Death of a forgotten anomaly by Jester on Aug 1, 2020
    Anomalies come with a big splash, but often go down quietly. A recent ATLAS measurement, just posted on arXiv, killed a long-standing and by now almos...
  • Hail the XENON excess by Jester on Jun 17, 2020
    Where were we...  It's been years since particle physics last made an exciting headline. The result announced today by the XENON collaboration is...
  • Both g-2 anomalies by Unknown 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. ...

 

5 replies
  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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