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Evolving images of the proton: hadron physics over the past 40 years

Back in around 1917 Rutherford discovered the proton. Since then great efforts have been made to understand its properties and what it’s made of. It was once thought to be simple, but it turns out to be anything but. 670 more words


300 TB Of Hadron Collider Data Now Available

Wanna play with Hadron Collider data? Here ya go. (Hope you got a serious amount of storage space.) “Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the internet for anyone to use: 300 terabytes worth.”

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Atomic Table

There are particles, fragments, elementary particles
blown away from the crossfire.
Angry men and women part company,
trying to keep safe, the memories in my mind… 36 more words

New Record For Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion works on a very simple concept: to release energy you need to turn a lighter element into a heavier element (up until iron where the inverse is true). 218 more words

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Mass Defect and Binding Energy

To all of my hard-working comrades who are studying for AP tests over the spring break (I’m right there with you!), I would like to cover two concepts that you might see on the Physics II exam.  379 more words

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All kinds of extreme nuclear explosions

you surely remember Nagasaki and Hiroshima, probably not personally though at least from school.

The amount of energy released by Little Boy (that is the bomb), was 63 tera Joules. 301 more words


Image of the week: Dalitz plots

This week’s image comes from a recent article by L Morrelli et al on the reaction of 12C + 12C at 95 MeV studied at the… 79 more words