In this page I collect links to posts written by fellow researchers, bloggers, or just friends on topics of interest to this blog’s main content – science. My hope is that by crafting an easy-to-access permanent list these posts get the attention they deserve…
- April 2nd, 2007 – Amedeo Balbi: Dark Energy for Beginners : an introduction to a fascinating and controversial topic of today’s cosmology by Amedeo, a researcher in Rome and successful author of “The music of Big Bang”
- July 12th, 2007 – Fabio Zandanel: Dark Matter and the MAGIC Telescope : a discussion of the signatures of dark matter accessible to gamma ray astrophysics by a member of the MAGIC collaboration
- July 29th, 2007 – Daniele Bortoluzzi: LISA and its challenges : a researcher in Trento, Daniele offers a discussion of the surprising mechanical challenges of the LISA interferometer, which has the potential of finally detecting gravitational waves
- October 4th, 2007 – Marni D. Sheppeard: Is Category Theory Useful ? : Marni, a theoretical physicist from New Zealand, gives a very simple and clear introduction to category theory, a non-mainstream development which may provide the key to solve many open problems in theoretical physics
- October 14th, 2007 – Louise Riofrio: Fundamental Values : Louise, a researcher in cosmology from the west coast, provides a clear and entertaining discussion on the concept of fundamental constants in physics
- October 16th, 2007 – Alejandro Rivero: sBootstrap : Alejandro, a theoretical physicist in Zaragoza, explains his bold idea on how we might have been looking for supersymmetric particles in the wrong place.
- October 18th, 2007 – Rick Ryals: “Dirac’s holes and Einstein’s constant” : Rick, a independent researcher, discusses his pet theory on the connection between Dirac’s negative energy states and the curvature of the universe.
- October 29th, 2007 – Carl Brannen: “Four Magnificent Papers by Authors Who Think I’m a Complete Idiot”: Carl, an engineer with a masters in Physics and a penchant for fundamental theories, discusses loosely about symmetry, elastic stress and wave equations, and our preconceived notions on the speed of light.
- November 16th, 2007 – George Barouxis: “Extrinsic” Relativity: George is a translator of English books in Greek. In this post he discusses visually the laws describing special relativity and then goes on to discuss the geometry of spacetime with his visualization tools.
- December 13th, 2007 – Tony Smith: “Visualizing E8 Physics”: Tony is a lawyer with a research physics background. In this post he discusses an alternative interpretation to Garrett Lisi’s published one of the structure of the group and its transformation properties.
- April 30th, 2008 – Jeff Wyss: “The Relativistic Train”: Jeff is a physics professor at the University of Cassino, and he possesses excellent teaching skills. In this post he offers a derivation of the formula for relativistic velocities which only uses simple algebra and the concept of invariance.
- May 30th, 2008 – Paolo Schiavone:”Who said deep-sky astronomy is only possible from urban sites?”: Paolo is a skilled astro-imager, and he explains in this post some details and tricks necessary to make astounding images of the night sky wonders.
- June 23rd, 2008 – Rick Ryals: “The Anthropic Principle”: Rick, an independent researcher, discusses critically the Anthropic Principle.
- August 12th, 2008 – Marni D. Sheppeard: “Fun with Young Diagrams”: Marni, a researcher in category theory, explains the basics of a wonderful tool for combinatorics.
- September 4th, 2008 – Ben Allanach: “Predictions for SUSY Particle Masses”: Ben, a reader in theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge, discusses the predictions he and his colleagues have produced for SUSY particle masses, based on existing data.
- February 15th, 2009 – Marco Vedovato: “Jupiter: a little analysis about the GRS-LRS encounter”: Marco, an experienced amateur astronomer specialized in the Solar System, reports on the fascinating interaction of persistent vortices in the Jovian atmosphere.