It seems like there have been a number articles recently talking about the soul searching currently going on in the Physics community over the failure of the LHC to find evidence for super-symmetry (at least so far), a theory that had a lot of theoretical work resting on it. This article discuses that and a new … Continue reading New theory could be an alternative to the multiverse

# Tag: Elementary particle

# PHD Comics: The Higgs Boson Re-Explained

This is a pretty good explanation of the Higgs Boson. (Not that I have the expertise to judge it, but it matches other stuff I've read and seems more accessible.) Click though to see the full size version. via PHD Comics: The Higgs Boson Re-Explained. I'm sure it's a simplistic interpretation, but the picture of all … Continue reading PHD Comics: The Higgs Boson Re-Explained

# Quantum Entanglement Explained

A nice video. I've read about quantum decoherence and entanglement several times, but seeing it animated helped. At least for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zD1U1sIPQ4 Confused by how particles can be in two places at once? Wondering how particles can instantly communicate with each other no matter what the distance? Quantum physics is a field of study that … Continue reading Quantum Entanglement Explained

# Do mathematics model real world patterns?

I've recently seen a couple of interesting posts pondering to what degree mathematics models actual real world objects. For an upcoming episode of the Rationally Speaking podcast, Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef interviewed Max Tegmark, who seems to believe that all of reality is ultimately mathematical. Note that Tegmark doesn't mean that it is precisely described … Continue reading Do mathematics model real world patterns?