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Picturing Particles with Silicon Detectors

Detector is a word which is used rather freely by particle physicists to refer to instruments of all scales from the cathedral-sized ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider to the tiny silicon sensors registering particle interactions, which are inner components of the big experiment. 838 more words


LIGO’s gravitational wave detection takes home a Nobel

(Source: arstechnica.com)

From almost the moment their discovery was announced, everyone agreed that the first sighting of gravitational waves was going to win a Nobel Prize. 1,233 more words


«Es chulo», or «This night, I almost cried»

by Pietro Vischia

Today I had a very full day. It started with a working meeting (an informal meeting of the people working on some analysis) for planning how to improve the… 1,332 more words


New gravitational wave detector almost immediately spots black hole merger

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Today, a huge scientific team announced that humanity has added a third gravitational wave detector to its arsenal. And, only two weeks after Europe’s VIRGO detector joined forces with the two LIGO detectors, the three combined to pick up a new black hole merger. 883 more words


How smoke detectors work

Expense uncouples a smoke detector and also shows how it uses a contaminated resource to create a little current which is interrupted when smoke streams through the sensing unit. 26 more words