Paul Sutton

physics

3 neutrino flavours

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#Science,#Physics,#Neutrinos,

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

Citation

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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Particle Data Group

Just sent off for the latest report from the Particle Data Group [1], which has data on the various particles such as Quarks, Baryons, Leptons etc. Only sending for the shorter (286+ page one). Thank you to the Open University [2] Science forums for making me aware of this.

This is free and should be arriving within the next six to eight weeks apparently.

Should be really interesting to read, may also be useful for the Science study support group [4]

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1 Particle Data Group 2 Open University 3 CERN 4 Science study support group

Update

My Particle databook has now arrived

DataBook

GRAPHIC

Standard Model Graphic from : Wikipedia

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#Physics,#Data,#Particles

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Standard Cosmological Model

This was posted to Twitter earlier by Peter Coles [1]. Interesting blog post about the Cosmological model [2], a link to a paper on arXiv [3]. I have also started a discussion on discourse [4].

A few interesting ideas presented here. The nice thing about these papers is that you can then look at references and find a whole new set of papers go read through on related subjects. You sort of fall down the rabbit hole with this.

All we need now is a club similar to CoderDojo where we can get together and discuss. Would need to be open to ALL ages though. This is something that my Study Support group could do though.

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1 Peter Coles 2 Blog post 3. arXiv Paper 4. Discourse post

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#Science,#Physics,#Astronomy,#Cosmology, #StandardCosmologicalModel

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