Category Archives: Pierre Auger


TAUWER is a proposed astroparticle experiment to detect ultrahigh energy TAU neutrinos, using detector towers arrayed on a mountainside looking down into a valley. This test is to study the possibility of replacing Hamamatsu miniature PMTs with SiPMs for readout … Continue reading

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Oh My God Particles

“The soul is awestruck and shudders at the sight of the beautiful.” Plato Leon Max Lederman (born July 15, 1922) is an American experimental physicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work with neutrinos. He is Director Emeritus … Continue reading

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The Book: A Chapter Still to be Read

While the LHC is hibernating until February next year, outreach efforts are not on hold. Here in Germany, there is a nice exhibition on tour, called “Die Weltmaschine”. This means literally the “world machine” – somewhat better than the “big … Continue reading

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Bringing the Heavens Down to Earth

“We all are of the citizens of the Sky” Camille Flammarion The Flammarion woodcut. Flammarion’s caption translates to “A medieval missionary tells that he has found the point where heaven and Earth meet…” The widely circulated woodcut of a man … Continue reading

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Akeno Giant Air Shower Array (AGASA)

A Quantum Gravity in the Lab a meeting held in regardsEcho: DDR as a Test Model was introduced by Bee of Backreaction. I thought it important that I give some background on what had transpired here to allow me to … 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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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics?

Shuttle Main Engine Test Firing-1981-A remote camera captures a close-up view of a Space Shuttle Main Engine during a test firing at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. Spacecraft propulsion is used to change the velocity … Continue reading

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A new LHC experiment is born!

<a href="; traget=_BLank title="A new LHC experiment is born! Cern Buletin-Issue No.42/2006 Mon 16th October 2006″> The LHC experiments are mostly on a very grand scale, with huge detectors and collaborations of as many as 2000 people; however, LHCf, like … Continue reading

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Cosmic Rays in Atlas

Like Piglet describing the Heffalump in Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne, one knows this started out in some fantastical world. More then, the “inkblot” as a comparison leads too/from, a fictional story, and became the fantasy of Alice that … Continue reading

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High Energy Particle Creations: PLacing the Universe into Perspective?

“String theory and other possibilities can distort the relative numbers of ‘down’ and ‘up’ neutrinos,” said Jonathan Feng, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine. “For example, extra dimensions may cause neutrinos to create microscopic … Continue reading

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