Newton's Needle: On Scientific Self-Experimentation
Feynman, who cultivated a beatnik persona even after winning the Nobel prize, had long “wanted to see hallucinations.” But he was afraid that drugs would negatively impact his physics work. He was intrigued, then, by an offer from John Lilly, an ...
CERN accelerators come alive for LHC restart
... energy of 13 TeV, this was enough in July 2012 to enable scientists to announce the detection of the elusive Higgs boson particle, which had first been theorized in 1964 and led to François Englert and Peter Higgs sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize for ...
Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!
My mother brought me over to the large oak table in our home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On it, she had spread out some papers by Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel-Prize winning Austrian physicist responsible for some of quantum theory's core principles.
Students may pay for research, says Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt
Professor Schmidt, who won the 2011 Nobel prize for physics, said incentive funding designed to reward world-class research had become so meagre it would have little or no effect on how universities spent their research budgets. “It is clear that ERA ...