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Cutting edge - conferences and papers

  1. Jun 14, 2008 #1

    jal

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    What is your favorite way of finding out about what is going on?
    I don’t suppose that anyone has the time to read all the papers that are published.
    If you are not working in a particular field, ( hehehe … meaning … you are an amateur) but are interested in finding out what is happening, what do you do to “keep in the loop”?
    I found that the easiest way is to look at the conferences and then, to get into the details, by doing a search for the papers that have been presented by the different authors.
    Starting from “Search arXiv.org” for “conferences” is a huge task for an amateur.
    Since ALL approaches, theories, and models are built upon (or should be) experimental observations, I would think that reading about experimental conferences should be the starting point.
    Presently, my interest is trying to understand how quarks became confined.
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  3. Jun 14, 2008 #2
    You could subscribe the journal magazines like Physics Today or Scientific American.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2008 #3

    clem

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    Physics today is good. Sci Am is too "popular".
    Conferences are problematic unless you look at a review talk.
    Subscribe to email from arxiv.com in your area of interest.
    It has all the new stuff, and you can scan it very quickly.
    If you go to arxiv.com you can enter "confinement" into search all papers.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2008 #4

    Astronuc

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    When I use ScienceDirect (Elsevier), they have a feature that tries to provide information about relevant articles based on articles purchased. It doesn't alway work well necessarily.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2008 #5
    The idea here would be to treat yourself like a beginning grad student (assuming you have the undergraduate experience).

    Start with the basic textbooks for the field you are looking at. Then look for review articles in the broader journals. Once you have covered these, read through the seminal papers in the field, then move onto things concerning your specific question.

    If you are looking to start understanding quark confinement I would suggest Halzen and Martin, and Griffiths Particle physics books as starting places. Then read through the references given in there.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2008 #6

    jal

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    Why use “snail mail” when there is the web.
    Sample:
    bookmark the following
    http://www.conference-service.com/conferences/physics.html
    Conference Listings: Physics
    The numbers in (Parentheses) show the number of entries for each subject.

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    http://www.iop.org/EJ/conf
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series is completely free to read online.
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    http://cdsweb.cern.ch/events/
    CERN Document Server
    List of All events
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    http://www.iop.org/Conferences/Conference_Archive/index.html#apr08
    IOP Institute of Physics
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    http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings/volume.jsp?key=APCPCS&start=1000&end=Present
    American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings

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    The latest presentation from Perimeter Institute
    http://pirsa.org/
    “Click” on “catch up” and you will see a list of their latest conference papers.
    Read Bill Zajc’s paper first.
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    Quark Gluon Plasma at RHIC (and in QCD and String Theory)
    Bill Zajc
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    Quark Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC, and in String Theory
    Speaker(s): Krishna Rajagopal
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    I’ll put this in my blog, as Cutting edge: conferences and papers
    for future reference, for anyone who has not saved the links.
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    jal
     
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