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Protons: Even Smaller Than We Thought : Uncertain Principles
The big physics story at the moment is probably the new measurement of the size of the proton... This is kind of a hybrid of nuclear and atomic physics, as it's a spectroscopic measurement of a quasi-atom involving an exotic particle produced in an accelerator. In a technical sense, it's a really impressive piece of work, and as a bonus, the result is surprising.
science  physics  proton  particle-physics  nuclear  paradigm  incommensurability  anomaly 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: The Case of the Collider and the Great Black Hole
Today, we get a fascinating new perspective on the issue from Eric Johnson, an assistant professor of law at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Johnson asks what a court should do with a preliminary-injunction request to halt a multibillion-dollar particle-physics experiment that plaintiffs claim could create a black hole that will devour the planet.
science  physics  law  particle-physics 
february 2010 by tsuomela

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