And now the Economist… Oh well. March 9, 2007Posted by dorigo in Blogroll, internet, news, personal, physics, politics, science.
In recent weeks a number of physicists have got excited about bumps in the data taken at two experiments at the Tevatron. A bump is usually a sign that something has gone awry, but if all possible sources of error have been eliminated, it can indicate the presence of a particle. That both experiments on the Tevatron ring have their new bumps at precisely the same energy is particularly intriguing.
Oh well. Bubbles have the natural tendency to inflate – before they blow. Do I feel responsible for this one ? Yes and no. I was part of the bloggers who discussed these fluctuations in the last two months, and I did make some remarks that could have been equivocated here and there; but I think I was clear in stating my belief (personal, of course) that it is all a fluctuation. And whether I was speaking for myself, well, ain’t that obvious ? Come on, this is a blog!