By Sean Gibbons The synthesis of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and biology, pursued in fits and starts over the years by an eccentric cast of thinkers, has produced a few scientific red herrings, but the overall idea has expanded our biophysical horizons. I’ll summarize what I’ve come to understand about the development of biological thermodynamics and its implications, […]
A US particle machine has seen possible hints of the Higgs boson, it has emerged, after reports this week of similar glimpses at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) laboratory. The Higgs boson sub-atomic particle is a missing cornerstone in the accepted theory of particle physics. Researchers have been analysing data from the Tevatron machine near […]
Lectures General Relativity 2010 G. ‘t Hooft, T. Prokopec http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/
July 24, 2011
In 1993, the UK Science Minister, William Waldegrave, challenged physicists to produce an answer that would fit on one page to the question ‘What is the Higgs boson, and why do we want to find it?’ The winning entries taken from Physics World Volume 6 Number 9, were by:…..