Feature: Meetings: Building Opportunities for Palestinian Science

What is a photon jet? Despite their exotic name, photon jets are a well studied thing nowadays. The original studies were performed by experimentalists who aimed to test quantum chromodynamics: they used to spend their time discriminating prompt photon production in hadron collisions from backgrounds. I remember a lot of such studies were performed in the 80ies and 90ies by my CDF colleagues, especially within the "QCD working group".The importance of the detection of single, isolated photons of high energy has risen enormously since then, given their role in the discovery of the Higgs boson. Photon jets are in fact the background to beat down if you want a neat peak of H --> ?? decays to pop out of a mass histogram constructed from events featuring two photon candidates.read more

Feature: Meetings: Building Opportunities for Palestinian Science

Physicists gathered in the West Bank to discuss research trends, as well as ways to boost scientific collaboration in the region.[Physics 11, 92] Published Thu Sep 13, 2018

Thu 13 Sep 18 from APS Physics

Viewpoint: Fast-Forwarding the Search for New Particles

Author(s): Daniel WhitesonA proposed machine-learning approach could speed up the analysis that underlies searches for new particles in high-energy collisions.[Physics 11, 90] Published Wed ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from APS Physics

New Stephen Hawking Graphic Biography to Reveal the Scientist — and the Man

A new graphic biography details the life and science of the late Stephen Hawking.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Livescience

Behind the headlines: Why things look like they’re moving faster than light

"Superluminal" motion is old news to astronomers, but surprised our readers.

Sun 9 Sep 18 from Ars Technica

The ATLAS Quest For Photon Jets

What is a photon jet? Despite their exotic name, photon jets are a well studied thing nowadays. The original studies were performed by experimentalists who aimed to test quantum chromodynamics: ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Science 2.0

Juan Maldacena to receive 2018 Prange Prize

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Phys.org (news wire)

Scientists awarded funding to investigate quantum physics using intense lasers, Thu 13 Sep 18 from Phys.org (news wire)

A trick of the light

Lemont, IL (SPX) Sep 13, 2018 Particle physicists are on the hunt for light. Not just any light, but a characteristic signal produced by the interaction of certain particles - like ghostly ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from SpaceDaily

A trick of the light, Wed 12 Sep 18 from Eurekalert

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