Category Archives: Cerenkov Radiation

A Blue Flash in Ice

Little is known about the ultra high-energy cosmic rays that regularly penetrate the atmosphere. Recent IceCube research rules out the leading theory that they come from gamma ray bursts. (Credit: NSF/J. Yang) Future directions  The lack of observation of neutrinos … Continue reading

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Elementary Particles in the Decay Chain

 The general theory of relativity is as yet incomplete insofar as it has been able to apply the general principle of relativity satisfactorily only to gravitational fields, but not to the total field. We do not yet know with certainty … Continue reading

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Gran Sasso and Fermilab

Gran Sasso *** deconstruction: soudan mural The Soudan mural is next to the 6000-ton MINOS detector. Mural artists: Joseph Giannetti, Leila Giannetti, Mick Pulsifer. Funded by a grant from the University of Minnesota. (Credit: Fermilab Visual Media Services) *** Fermilab … Continue reading

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XKCD Significant-Speed of Light Issue?

You got to love it when correlations can be made, and a thank you to the ICECUBE Blog If the histograms and data are exactly right, the paper quotes a one-in-ten-thousand (0.0001) chance that this bump is a fluke. That’s … Continue reading

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Cohen-Glashow Argument

Bee:And for all I know you need a charge for Cherenkov radiation and neutrinos don’t have one. Fig. 1: Cerenkov radiation involves the nearly continuous emission of photons by a charged particle moving faster than the speed of light in … Continue reading

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P.I. Chats: Faster-than-light neutrinos?

Measurements by GPS confirm that the neutrinos identified by the Super-Kamiokande detector were indeed produced on the east coast of Japan. The physicists therefore estimate that the results obtained point to a 99.3% probability that electron neutrino appearance was detected.Neutrino … Continue reading

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Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector

Scanning results tau decays New results from OPERA on neutrino propertieslive from Main Amphitheatre. “This result comes as a complete surprise,” said OPERA spokesperson, Antonio Ereditato of the University of Bern. “After many months of studies and cross checks we … Continue reading

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The Effect of Cosmic Particle Collisions

How many with holding views of Climate Change have ever considered Earth’s place in the cosmos and it’s affects created from cosmic particle collisions from space? So this post is to help illuminate the subject a bit with past information … Continue reading

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Blackhole evaporation: What’s New From the Subatomic-Sized Holes ?

…the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense therefore, I hold it true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.Albert Einstein See What is Cerenkov Radiation? We are being “politically correct” (a sociological observation) when … Continue reading

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Strangelets and Strange Matter

Of course I will point to some of the “inherent nature” that some scientists encounter as they develop the geometrical basis to “all the concepts could ever mean?” But first, “the journey.” If not fundamental, though, quark nuggets zipping around … Continue reading

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