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Live streaming for the radio interview November 22, 2008

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In less than an hour I will participate in the program “Caccia al Fotone”, aired by Radio Città Fujiko, on 103.1FM (if you are in Italy). If you want to follow it on the internet, there is a streaming available:

You can send an SMS or an email to ask questions. See the site of the program for directions.

Caccia al Fotone November 21, 2008

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Radio Città Fujiko will feature an interview with yours truly tomorrow, at 10.30AM italian time. The blog of the scientific program called “Caccia al fotone” announces it in a nice post, which you can visit here.

Here is a quick-and-dirty translation:

A “ghost event” at the Tevatron”

10 years of work, a mysterious result, an italian researcher and a lot of hope are already good ingredients to create a “scientific case”. However… this news is much more well known abroad than in Italy…. In one of the two experiments at the Tevatron, the synchrotron operating at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, in the United States, some muons have crept out in a unknown way. Not muons from the standard model, generated by proton and antiproton collisions, but some more, and, in particular, from a direction that appears to be different from the collision point. In technical terms: muons that appear to have a different impact parameter.


About this, and a lot more, we will discuss in real time with Tommaso Dorigo, researcher at CDF, author of the paper, and author of one of the scientific blogs most visited in the blogosphere. Hands to your SMS and the PC for your curiosity!

When and Where

Saturday November 22nd, 10.30 – Caccia al Fotone – Radiocittà Fujiko – 103.1 FM – Bologna.

A couple of media bites for italians and russians November 18, 2008

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Just for the record, allow me to point out here a couple of media bites on the anomalous muon signal published by CDF. They would be easy to miss otherwise, unless you speak russian or italian; in the latter case, even if you do.

The first is an article just appeared online and in print on the russian edition of Newsweek. It profusely quotes me as well as Peter Woit, and it focusses on the aftermath of the CDF publication rather than on the analysis itself. I obtained a rather fallacious italian translation with google, but you may try your luck with your own mother tongue.

The second is a radio interview I will be giving this Saturday (Nov. 22) on Radio Città Fujiko (at 10.30-11.30AM italian time, on the FM at 103.1MHz), in a science popularization program called “Caccia al Fotone” (photon hunt). I do not know the details of what we will discuss, although I know it will loosely center on the tentative new physics signal unearthed by the CDF collaboration a fortnight ago. If you are interested, you can SMS your questions to the radio at 333-1809494, or via email at cacciafotone@radiocittafujiko.it . The program has its own blog too.

The say of the week November 13, 2008

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A Venezia alle 10 l’alta marea era a 104 centimetri, soprattutto nelle aree più basse del centro storico

(In Venice at 10AM the tide reached 104 cm, particularly in the lowest areas of the town center)

Il Corriere della Sera (today’s online version of the best-selling daily newspaper in Italy) – apparently, sea water levels are a more local phenomenon than I thought.