Higgs Decay To Muons: CMS Wins The Race

As of late we have been scratching the barrel of "straightforward" measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson, the particle discovered in 2012 by the Large Hadron Collider ATLAS and CMS experiments. But the one property determined in the measure... Continue reading

Systematic Uncertainties: The Heart Of The Matter In Physics Measurement

Experimental physics is about investigating the world in a quantitative manner, by exploiting our technology to carefully map the wealth of phenomena that make planets turn around stars, atoms stick together, and hearts to beat. All of that can be unde... Continue reading

L’eccitazione per un “eccesso”: XENON1T

Martedì 14 Luglio ore 19 aperitivo con Marco Selvi e Giovanni Mazzitelli, in diretta YouTube: Recentemente in fisica e’ sempre piu’ difficile fare nuove scoperte. I fenomeni da studiare sono impercettibili e le tre grandi teorie, Relatività Generale, Modello Standard e il … Continua a leggere Continue reading

An Online, Interactive Conversation With David Orban July 6th, 7PM CET

On July 6th, at 7PM CET (1PM in NY, 10AM in California) I will be chatting online with David Orban on his show Searching For The Question Live (#sftql) about the present and future of particle physics, artificial intelligence and its applications to re... Continue reading

The Difference Between Defining Priorities And Asking For Funding

I did not think I would need to explain here things that should be obvious to any sentient being, but the recent activity I detect on Facebook and other sites, and the misinformation spread by some science popularization sources and bloggers around the... Continue reading

Four Charm Quarks In A Bundle

Fundamental science works by alternating phases of interpretation and refutation. When interpreting the result of experiments, physicists spend their time sweating shirt after shirt in the attempt of formulating economical and coherent explanations of ... Continue reading

Un “sguardo” particolare dalla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale

Mercoledì 3 Giugno ore 19 aperitivo con Marco Casolino e Giovanni Mazzitelli, in diretta YouTube: Mini-EUSO è un telescopio di nuova concezione che sta osservando da alcuni mesi il nostro pianeta dalla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale (ISS). lanciato nell’agosto del … Continua a leggere Continue reading

Anomaly! : The Lost Chapters (Part 6)

The text below is the sixth and last part of what could have become "Chapter 13" of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab", which I published in more Continue reading