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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

  • True Facts About Cosmology (or, Misconceptions Ske... by Sean Carroll on Jan 12, 2019
    I talked a bit on Twitter last night about the Past Hypothesis and the low entropy of the early universe. Responses reminded me that there are still s...
  • Thanksgiving by Sean Carroll on Nov 22, 2018
    This year we give thanks for an historically influential set of celestial bodies, the moons of Jupiter. (We’ve previously given thanks for the S...
  • 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...

Sabine Hossenfelder’s “Backreaction

Peter Woit’s “Not Even Wrong

  • Should the Europeans Give Up? by woit on Jan 22, 2019
    The European HEP community is new engaged in a “Strategy Update” process, the next step of which will be an open symposium this May in Gra...
  • Michael Atiyah 1929-2019 by woit on Jan 16, 2019
    While away on vacation, I heard last week the sad news of the death last week of Michael Atiyah, at the age of 89. Atiyah was both a truly great mathe...
  • Roy Glauber 1925-2018: Notes on QFT by woit on Dec 28, 2018
    I saw today that Roy Glauber has passed away, at the age of 93. John Preskill speculates that Glauber was the last living member of the wartime T divi...

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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

  • Frontiers of physics - an underappreciated point by Douglas Natelson on Jan 20, 2019
    In what branch of physics are the most extreme conditions reached?  If asked, I'm sure the vast majority of people would guess particle physics. ...
  • This week in the arxiv by Douglas Natelson on Jan 16, 2019
    Twisted bilayer graphene (TBLG): Is there anything it can't do?  Two recent papers have appeared on the arxiv that show that TBLG looks like a ve...
  • Magnetic data storage - heat-assisted v microwave-... by Douglas Natelson on Jan 8, 2019
    (Ironically, given my recent missive about the importance of condensed matter beyond applications to information technology, here is a post about cond...

David Hogg’s “Hogg’s Research

  • Dr Lukas Henrich by Hogg on Jan 19, 2019
    It was an honor and a privilege to serve on the PhD defense committee of Lukas Heinrich (NYU), who has had a huge impact on how particle physicists do...
  • taking the Fourier transform of a triangle? by Hogg on Jan 18, 2019
    As my loyal reader knows, Kate Storey-Fisher (NYU) and I are looking at the Landy–Szalay estimator for the correlation function along a number of di...
  • MySpace, tagging by Hogg on Jan 17, 2019
    Wednesdays at Flatiron are pretty fun! Today Kathryn Johnston (Columbia) convened a discussion of dynamics that was pretty impressive. In that discuss...

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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