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Neutrons Knock at the Cosmic Door

Wolfgang P. Schleich, Ernst Raselhttp://physics.aps.org/articles/v7/39

The quantum behavior of a neutron bouncing in the gravitational field of the Earth can improve what we know about dark energy and dark matter. 1,339 more words


Tootsie and Snowy Update

Tootsie decided today that she wanted to become a nuclear physicist. I suggested to her that this idea wasn’t very practical since her knowledge of even basic chemistry is limited. 178 more words


I have gone these past 18 years of my life thinking that anything that has to do with the word “nuclear” or “atomic” must be a bad thing. 324 more words

Nuclear Physics

Introduction to superfluidity

Field-theoretical approach and applications

Andreas Schmitt
In this pedagogical introduction, I discuss theoretical aspects of superfluidity and superconductivity, mostly using a field-theoretical formalism. While the emphasis is on general concepts and mechanisms behind superfluidity, I also discuss various applications in low-energy and high-energy physics. 64 more words

High Energy Physics

'Poverty first, Mars next' is a non-idea

The Copernican
April 4, 2014

I am on nobody’s side because nobody is on my side.” – Treebeard, Lord of the Rings

Thanks to two wonderful pieces in the April 3 edition of The Hindu (by 

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Nuclear binding energy

If you were to measure the mass of the nucleus of an atom and you were then to measure the mass of the individual protons and neutrons that make up that nucleus, you would notice that they are different. 710 more words