Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Recommended by us: Interview with John Ellis

To come across John Ellis at CERN is actually not a rare event: at seminars, at coffee breaks... But probably in those situations you do not have so much courage or time to ask him what is his position about the role of science in the society, or even more when he decided to become a theoretical physicist!

If you have a kind of curiosity about these topics and other related questions, take a look at this interview: past CERN Summer Students with the kind help of the PH Newsletter have had the fortune to ask to him directly

Have a good read and, if you will have the patience to go until the end, you will find a final question to you.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pre-celeberating 2015 for 100 years of Einstein's General Relativity and maybe more...

In a few weeks we will all land in the exciting year of 2015! Many people will be celebrating New Year, as usual! (but still exciting) But, unusually, gravity physicists will be celebrating 100 years of General Relativity after Albert Einstein. 

in 2015, gravitational-wave physicists, although, may have one extra celebration to do on the top of others, which is celebrating the first direct detection of gravitational waves! Advanced version of gravitational-wave detectors will start to take data in a few month, hunting wild celestial gravitational-wave sources such as black-holes and neutron-stars. I'll write more about this here some time soon. But for now, you may check out my earlier post in Gravity Room.

Anyways, just before entering in to 2015, Princeton University has recently released The Digital Einstein Papers in an open-access website which is an awesome collection and an excellent holiday reading! All the papers are in both English and German languages.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pullback: "Che cos’è che non va?" di Enrico Persico

Di seguito pubblichiamo un pezzo di Prof. Guido Pegna (che ho avuto la fortuna di avere come professore di Elettronica all'Universita' di Cagliari) che a sua volta riporta un articolo di Enrico Persico sul Giornale di Fisica.

 A questo link trovate una serie di esperimenti realizzati da Prof. Pegna, mentre a questo link ci sono tutti gli esperimenti esposti e utilizzabili al Museo di Fisica dell'Universita' di Cagliari.

Buona lettura!

Emilio Segré, Enrico Persico e Enrico Fermi sulla spiaggia di Ostia nel 1927