Archive for March, 2012

Faster-than-light neutrino team leaders resign

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s the inside word about the reason for the resignations, based on an interview with OPERA’s physics coordinator.

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Trouble on the intensity frontier

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Flagship neutrino experiment faces funding challenge — see the story at Nature News.

Prominent physicist in cocaine arrest

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Paul Frampton objected to his treatment by his university in a recent interview — see Nature News’ take.

Lab chemicals removed from UT Austin campus

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment

The FBI is investigating a biology student pulled over for a traffic offence who had lab chemicals in his car. Nature News.

First precise measure of outstanding neutrino oscillation parameter

March 8, 2012 Leave a comment

The final neutrino mixing angle has been measured by the Chinese Daya Bay Reactor experiment, I report for Nature.

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Tevatron caught a glimpse of Higgs

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

The final word from the US collider was released today at the Moriond conference in La Thuile; here’s my story on the results.

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Mesoscale physics attracts buzz

March 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Speakers at the American Physical Society’s March meeting disagreed about what the mesoscale means, but agreed that it represents one of physics’ next frontiers.