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Image of the week: a collision at 2,760,000,000,000 eV

Smashing together lead nuclei at 2.76 TeV might be fun and provide us with some nice pictures, but it has a strong scientific purpose.

It’s to create and understand a state of matter known as the quark-gluon plasma. 306 more words

Image Of The Week

"Nuclear" Is Not a Dirty Word

“Nuclear” sounds scary.

People tend to see either this:

Or this:

And this is both sad and problematic.

Nuclear physics is the study of the teeny tiny bit in the middle of the atom.  686 more words

Nuclear Physics

A chat with a certain Witek Nazarewicz on uncertainty quantification

Witek Nazarewicz (Michigan State University)  is one of the most highly recognised scientists in nuclear physics today, with over 380 scientific works to his name and a h-index of over 70. 584 more words


Some elements of periodic table

today I am writing from Brazil which is why I had this few day pause from writing. I have got and idea to write about some elements of periodic table so this post will rather be mess of some stuff I found over time, probably a bit related to astronomy. 261 more words


Physics in a Mad World – M Shifman

“Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.” ― Bill Bryson… 462 more words

Light Reading

Five new nuclei from Lawrence Livermore National Labs

We’re all familiar with the periodic table of elements. There aren’t so many of them and at the last count we’re at 118 experimentally identified elements. 225 more words

Journal Of Physics G: Nuclear And Particle Physics

Where is Professor James Bolarinwa Olomo after being declared missing for 2 years

Two years after he was declared missing, Professor James Bolarinwa Olomo(pictured above) of the department of Nuclear And Medical Physics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in Osun state is yet to be found. 221 more words