# physics

## September 5, 2022

The power of photonics: from vertical farming to quantum computing

The power of photonics: from vertical farming to quantum computing

I am sharing this link from Physics World, August 31st. Torbay has some industry leading photonics companies, so anyone locally reading this may be interested.

James McKenzie marvels at the wonders of photonics, which is so much more crucial to everyday life than it first appears



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## August 23, 2022

Accelerator operators: pillars of particle physics

Interesting article from Symmetry magazine on the role of a particle accelerator operator. [1] This sounds like an interesting job and as the article says 'non traditional' so you never know where studying physics will lead to.

I have added a link to Science forums [2] if anyone would like to discuss further, however please add a link Directly to the article not this blog. There is no thread on there as yet.

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## August 3, 2022

Gravitational-wave observatory amasses discoveries

Interesting article from Astronomy magazine Gravitational wave observatory amasses discoveries

Could make a good discussion at the next STEM group meeting on the 13th August as I have some resources on LIGO we can take a look at.

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## August 1, 2022

A New Map of All the Particles and Forces

A New Map of All the Particles and Forces

This is an interesting new way to look at the standard model of particle physics that re-arranges things to better illustrate how different particles relate to each other.

The current diagram to present the standard model is below, this just shows the normal matter. I have one that shows anti matter too. In some ways this follows a similar layout to the periodic table

As an intermediate, diagram I actually like this diagram

Both the above diagrams are sourced from [1].

The new model called the 'double simple model' does look far more complex. However it has far more detail and better illustrates the relationship and interactions between the different forces / particles. You can view this at [1], while the paper describing how the team came up with this is at [2].

I have printed this, so it is something to discuss at the next STEM group meeting on the 12th March.

In a recent update it seems the mass of the W boson could throw a real spanner in the works regarding the standard model.

1. Newly Measured Particle Seems Heavy Enough to Break Known Physics

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## March 18, 2022

Open Source in Science

This is an interesting podcast from Physics world on how free and open source software is used in Physics.

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## January 18, 2022

Evaluating scientific claims

Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

Interesting article, not writing much as to avoid influencing the reading of this. Lets support good Evidence based science.

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## January 1, 2022

Quantum science & technology: Highlights of 2021

Just found this, so making a final post for today. These are some of the highlights in the world of Physics in 2021. Lots of things happened in 2021, so lets hope 2022 is equally as exciting.

I have added a link to the discourse forum and also a link to the Tuxiversity science thread, so you can discuss courses and other options for learning.

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## December 20, 2021

IOP Publishing makes one of the largest physics collections available through MyScienceWork platform

IOP Publishing today announces the creation of one of the largest collections of academic journals, books and conference series in physical sciences on the MyScienceWork

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## November 9, 2021

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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