Paul Sutton

Physics

Muon g-2 experiment finds strong evidence for new physics

Just sharing this video posted by Fermilab to dioide.zone on Peertube. This is a really nice, beginner friendly explanation.

The first results from the Muon g-2 experiment hosted at Fermilab show fundamental particles called muons behaving in a way not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. Announced on April 7, 2021, these results confirm and strengthen the findings of an earlier experiment of the same name performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Combined, the two results show strong evidence that our best theoretical model of the subatomic world is incomplete. One potential explanation would be the existence of undiscovered particles or forces. This video explains what a muon is, how the Muon g-2 experiment works, and the significance of this result.

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Also discuss further on IRC ##physics on freenode

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#Physics,#muon,#New,#Discovery,#Science,#StandardModel,#g-2,#Experiment

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Where did the big bang happen

Another video from OpenScience videos

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Open Science : opensciencevids@tilvids.com (Mastodon) * OpenScience videos

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#Science,#Physics,#Astronomy,#BigBang,#Universe,#Beginning,#OpenScience,#education,#Fermilab,#Physics,#science,#space

3 neutrino flavours

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#Science,#Physics,#Neutrinos,

A Huge Number of Rogue Supermassive Black Holes Are Wandering The Universe

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Angelo Ricarte, Michael Tremmel, Priyamvada Natarajan, Charlotte Zimmer, Thomas Quinn, Origins and demographics of wandering black holes, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 503, Issue 4, June 2021, Pages 6098–6111, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab866

From what I have managed to read on this, very interesting, there is so much out there yet to discover. Would be great to get access to the above paper, I will ask on the Open University forums if I have access given I am Alumni.

It does highlight the need for open access to science journals. A few posts on this coming up.

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#Rogue,#Wanderer,#Supermassive,#Blackholes,#Astronomy, #Physics

What is a particle?

Another interesting item I just found on Mastodon. A post with a link to quanta magazine on an article asking the very question above.

It is a very interesting and engaging article, great for anyone probably studying science from GCSE to A'level or above. I have added a link to discourse and a link to a discussion.

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#QuantaMagazine,#Article,#Physics,#Particles,Science,ParticlePhysics

Biomolecules imaged at record-breaking resolution using localization atomic force microscopy

This is an article [1] from Physics World. We now have the ability to take really detailed images of molecules. This is really important, if not rather complex but we have made huge progress in this. Should aid study of molecules and perhaps open up new fields of research.

Back in 1989 IBM made their logo from Xenon atoms [4]. So I guess this shows how much progress we have made since then.

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  1. Bio-molecular Imaging
  2. Physics World
  3. Discourse Discussion
  4. IBM Logo with Xenon Atoms

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#Physics,#BioMolecules,#Imaging,#PhysicsWorld,#News,#Research

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, AND SPACE: TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE

Just completed the above course with Future Learn. Hoping this will help me as a Teaching Assistant or Lab technician in a school.

Certificate physics and space course

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#Physics,#Astronomy,#Space,#Secondary,#Science,#Learning, #FutureLearn

FutureLearn course

I am just starting “Astronomy and Space Physics: Teaching Secondary Science”. This is to help me gain more familiarity on what is taught in secondary school science. Hopefully I can find employment to support the curriculum in some capacity.

It is important to be 'pro-active' in this, gain new skills and show you are willing to learn, develop and research content.

I feel that I have a lot to offer, so hopefully I will be able to make a positive contribution one day.

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#School,#Education,#UnitedKingdom,#Science,#Physics,#Space

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Physics on the curriculum

Just been looking through my Physics world [1] article archive and came across this from August 2020 [2]. This is looking at how Physics is taught, the lack of recent discoveries included in the curriculum and how this could be linked to a lower interest in studying Physics further.

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#Science,#Physics,#Education,#UK,#Curriculum

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