Archives for October 1, 2015

“This is evidently a discovery of a new particle. If anybody claims otherwise you can tell them they have lost connection with reality.” –Tommaso Dorigo Three years ago, we announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, the last undiscovered fundamental particle predicted by the standard model. In addition to the quarks, leptons, gluons, photon and W-and-Z…

The Difference A Dark Sky Makes (Synopsis)

“The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents.” –Simon Newcomb By far, one of the highlights of astronomy this year took place earlier this week: a total lunar eclipse featuring…