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Kabyle Yasmine Amhis winner of the Grand Prize Jacques Herbrand (Physics)

PARIS (Siwel) – The French Academy of Sciences, which celebrates its 350 years in 2016 was awarded the Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand to the Kabyle researcher Yasmine Amhis, from the village of Tawrirt Mimmun in Lɛerc at-Yenni, at a ceremony held November 22, 2016 under the dome of the Institut de France in Paris.              293 more words


Cosmic Rays: Space Radiation on Earth

Cosmic “rays” are mostly protons, alphas, and heavy ions — that is, atoms with all the electrons stripped off, hurdling at relativistic speeds. We don’t see these on Earth due to the protective qualities of Earth’s geomagnetic field — since these particles are charged, they’re easily influenced by a magnetic field. 345 more words

Fission Fragments

Investignating Inter-Energy Level Interatomic Decay

When light is used to ionise matter it is commonly though that each electron can absorb the energy of one photon completely. This is why there is an ionisation threshold, low frequency light lacks the energy to give to electrons and so no matter how high the intensity is these photons can never cause ionisation, except they can. 274 more words

Nuclear Physics

Creating Better Betavoltaics

When asked to list energy sources the standard come to mind: fossil fuels and nuclear fission for non renewable and solar, wind, tidal, etc for renewable sources. 329 more words

Nuclear Physics

Using GEANT4 (Still for Dummies) Part 1: Some notes on C++

While in the process of diving straight into a GEANT4 example (the subject of part 2), it occurred to me that a note on programming in C++ would be of use. 124 more words


Developing The Efficiency Of Nuclear Disposal

In my opinion Terry Pratchet was one of the best fantasy authors to have ever lived containing a scale similar to Tolkein and a sense of humour equal to Douglas Adams. 310 more words

Nuclear Physics

Clarifying Hydrogen's Melting Curve

I have previously talked about metalic hydrogen, an effect where at high pressure hydrogen begins to act more like a metal. This is in fact one aspect of an ongoing problem in condensed matter physics: What is the phase diagram of hydrogen actually like. 215 more words

Chemical Physics