Prof. Stephen Hawking tells students the universe does not need a God to exist | The Raw Story.
Former Cambridge Professor Stephen Hawking told students at Caltech this week that, contrary to the feelings of many God enthusiasts, the universe did not require a deity to create, nor does it require one to continue existing.
The Massey Experience. Massey Lectures feature phsyicist Neil Turok this year. Tickets for Toronto are sold out (you can check other cities, but likely the case) —- But you can listen to the broadcast Nov 12-16.
Neil Turok is one of the world’s leading physicists, and a renowned educational innovator. The highly regarded Director of [...]
It’s the Atheist Particle, actually : Postnoon.
[from Babu Gogigeni, formerly of IHEU]
In 1977, the distinguished physicist Leon Lederman and his colleagues at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the US believed that they were on the verge of discovering a new elementary particle. An elementary particle is a fundamental building block [...]
Peter Higgs lives to see his boson | NDTV.com.
(there is, of course, a real Higgs… still alive)
Geneva: For nearly three decades, physicists at CERN and the U.S. Fermilab research centres had tried to find what had become known as the “Higgs boson” in particle colliders creating mini- explosions duplicating the Big Bang of [...]
Neutrons escaping to a parallel world?.
ScienceDaily (June 15, 2012) — In a paper recently published in European Physical Journal (EPJ) C, researchers hypothesised the existence of mirror particles to explain the anomalous loss of neutrons observed experimentally. The existence of such mirror matter had been suggested in various scientific contexts some time ago, including [...]
Large Hadron Collider finds new variant of particle .
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously engaged in the quest for the Higgs boson, has turned up a heavier variant of a sub-atomic particle first discovered a quarter-century ago, scientists reported on Thursday.
The newcomer is called Chi-b(3P), which was uncovered in the debris from colliding protons, according [...]
Events Schedule -”PI”, Stephen Hawking Centre @ Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo (forwarded by Kevin Saldhana)
Friday, September 16 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm – ‘Science in the Pub’ Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo
The Arts or Sciences: Which is more creative? The scientists in us want to know for once [...]