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Lancaster University: What’s the Matter with Anti-Matter (Prof Roger Jones)

Lancaster University: What’s the Matter with Anti-Matter (Prof Roger Jones)

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baryon asymmetry is one of the problems mentioned in the list of unsolved physics problems and it refers to the fact that there is an imbalance in baryonic matter and antibaryonic matter in the observable universe. Or, in simple words, it means that we see mostly matter and basically no antimatter in our universe. This mystery cannot be explained by the standard […]

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TED: Universe on a Knife Edge

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this recent TED video Gian Giudice discusses the discovery of Higgs boson and what it means for physics. In particular, he discusses why Higgs is not the end of particle physics and what other discoveries might be expected from our colliders. In addition, Giudice presents an idea that  Higgs field could exist in an ultra-dense state, […]

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Fundamental Physics Prize Laureates Lectures Series: Joseph Incandela

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this series of lectures organized by The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, leading scientists and laureates of the new prize discuss their work and ideas. The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Universe by awarding annual prizes for scientific breakthroughs, as well as communicating the excitement of fundamental […]

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Free Particle Physics Textbooks

Free Particle Physics Textbooks

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

So since the textbooks on particle physics, offered on our list of free physics books, are so popular, I dug up some more of them. “Particle Physics” from Intech includes a theoretical discussion of Higg’s mechanism and alternatives to the Standard Model. “Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology” by Andrei Linde covers an overview of theories of […]

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TEDx: The Particle Physicist Next Door

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great TEDx talk by a theoretical physicist Pearl Sandick. She talks about the work of particle physicists and particle physics in general. For more TEDx talks and other physics videos, check out the links below the video. TEDx | More videos

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Introduction to Particle Physics for Non-Physicists

Introduction to Particle Physics for Non-Physicists

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a short course on the basics of particle physics dedicated to non-physicists. These four lectures by Frank Close cover the basic topics such as elementary particles, composition of protons and neutrons, antimatter, electron microscopy, experimental tests and others. Note that the sound quality is not perfect, but it gets better later in the video. Muon […]

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The Geometry of Particle Physics

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another nice TEDx talk on particle physics by Garrett Lisi. For those who forgot, Dr. Lisi became famous for offering “An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything”. In this new talk he talks about the recent discovery of the Higgs boson, his views on particle physics and the role of spacetime geometry in all of […]

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Foundations of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Inflation

Foundations of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Inflation

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this series of lectures at CERN Edward Kolb from the University of Chicago discusses dark energy and inflation. In particular Kolb talks about evidence for dark matter and the observations that point to an explanation in the form of cold dark matter. In addition it will be discussed how the experiments at LHC can shed some […]

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