Category Archives: Particle Physics

A Dark Matter mystery explained?

A paper on the arXiv this morning offers an explanation for an intriguing, long-standing anomalous result from the DAMA experiment. According to our current best model of how the universe hangs together, the Earth orbits the Sun within a galactic … Continue reading

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Mile End Road

I spent most of the past two days in the “Arts 2” building of Queen Mary University of London, on Mile End Road. According to Wikipedia, Mile End was one of the earliest suburbs of London, recorded in 1288 as … Continue reading

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Theory, experiment and supersymmetry

I am dismayed by the plethora of null results coming out of my experiment, as well as from our friendly rivals, at the Large Hadron Collider. Don’t get me wrong, null results are important and it is a strength of … Continue reading

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2018 Highlights? Seriously?

I’d say 2018 has been “mixed”, at best. Read more at the Cosmic Shambles Network   Note added… maybe I was a bit too negative. At the air quality seems to actually be better now than recently, as can be … Continue reading

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