Quantum Mechanics

ATLAS Soared: Fabiola Gianotti and the Discovery of a Higgs Particle (Women In Science 19)

ATLAS Soared: Fabiola Gianotti and the Discovery of a Higgs Particle (Women In Science 19)

In a corner of a room, tucked unostentatiously away from the notice of the raving hordes of just barely contained school children using their field trip to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to wreak havoc, there lies behind glass a hundred year old circular object no bigger than a water canteen. It’s the world’s first cyclotron, held together by wire and wax, and built by Ernest O Lawrence in 19... »

Parity Girl: The Experimental Physics of Chien-Shiung Wu

Parity Girl: The Experimental Physics of Chien-Shiung Wu

How does a neutrino sign its name? Sometimes it’s only the truly absurd questions that can break physics from its well-worn grooves and force it to elaborate fantastic new schemes to explain reality.  The notion that, for some processes, there is a distinct right or left handed bias in nature, is one that was routinely scoffed at right until the moment it was proven true by a series of supremely e... »

Lab Track: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues

Lab Track: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues

I got sorta giddy when I saw that Nick Cave had written a song about the Higgs Boson, and it’s about the delegitimizing of religion in the face of science to boot. But then it turns out to be more of a lament than anything (Who cares what the future brings?). While Cave has always been critical of religion in general, he is notoriously slippery and hard to pin down on the God question. He se... »

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Hummingbirds

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Hummingbirds

This week in my art studio I thought I would learn some theoretical physics and finally wrap my brain around what’s known as the uncertainty principle. Also? Hummingbirds. »

Brochure/Poster/Hat

Brochure/Poster/Hat

Lots of stuff can be two different things: wave/particle, producer/director, dessert topping/floor wax. The list goes on and on. Today, though, we’re going to be one-upping that and making something that’s three different things. I know, right? Here’s how it all came together… »

AI: Practical Art

AI: Practical Art

Ever seen the image above? If you’re a particle physicist or have ever been in a college dorm, the answer is definitely yes. The rest of you who don’t fit into my false dichotomy (a good number I’m sure) probably have seen one of these and probably even know what it is. Don’t worry if you don’t because I’m going to explain. »

Baloney Detection Kit [Psycho-Business]

Baloney Detection Kit [Psycho-Business]

First of all it’s my first post ever! So please be understanding. Second thing I need to mention is that English is not my mother-language. I come from Poland where catholic church still has strong influence on politics and general public. This state of affairs makes many people upset so many of them decide to quit their religion. The worst thing is that the superiority of faith and belief is ‘har... »