Category Archives: fundamental particle physics

Einstein not to blame for the Flow-of-Time deviation

comment on Saving time: Physics killed it. Do we need it back?   New Scientist feature 01 November 2013 by Michael Slezak It’s unfair to blame Einstein for the ‘fatal blow’ to the ‘flow of time’, which some physicists still find problematic.  Lee Smolin argued … Continue reading

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Not only time is real, but space too!

Comment on “Time Reborn: from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe” Time is real, okay! A time-sequence is essential for the causality principle. Good that Lee Smolin comes out against “laws of physics” that take time to … Continue reading

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Higgs-like particle

Such was the hype in billing the CERN results that the science teams were forced to come up with something definite. And that has persisted despite scientists soon questioning the fundamentalist claims: the Higgs boson does not relate to the … Continue reading

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Higgs science in turmoil

New Scientist shines some realism into the Higgs-hype in reporting (by Slezak and Grossman, 14 July) from some of the scientists involved “…beginning of the end of the standard model” (Georg Weiglein) Rates of decay into pairs of other particles … Continue reading

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Self-bending wave packets – a counter-example to the photon model

Self-bending light-beams are predicted in a new PRL paper called Nondiffracting Accelerating Wave Packets of Maxwell’s Equations (April 2012) Previously ‘Airy’ wave packet solutions had been found and demonstrated experimentally, but diffraction for finite angles of bending tend to destroy them. … Continue reading

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The Higgs after Einstein’s Unified Field Theory

After the Higgs  mania, in the cold light of 2012, let’s think back to the basic scepticism of reality-physicists for the current ‘standard model’ and string ‘theory’ – which is a string of conjectures without principles such as energy conservation.  Einstein wrote in the 1931 Commemoration … Continue reading

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Crunch-time over Higgs

The ATLAS group at CERN claims to see a ‘hint’ of Higgs in their event statistics around energies of 125 GeV. As fields and particles are viewed as complementary, why does the Higgs Field get little mention. Does the term … Continue reading

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