Posts Tagged ‘neutrini’

Gaiety

June 12, 2012

“But…”
“I don’t want to hear you mentioning the M-word again!”
“But why, dad?”
“It’s not natural.”
“What do you mean?”
“Look, it’s like light and dark, right? Things have to come in pairs.”
“But isn’t dark just the absence of light?”
“Night and day then, you cheeky sod. One can’t exist without the other. They were made to appear together.”
“By whom?”
“That’s not important. The only thing important is duality. Together they represent completeness. You can’t fit two Yin’s together, only a Yin and a Yang.”
“But couldn’t you just rotate a Yin and…”
“No, you couldn’t, young sir. And don’t ask me why, it’s because I said so.”
“But Ettore Majorana said…”
“I don’t care what loony Italian physicists say. When you live in your own house, you can do whatever you want in it but in my house I’m not having any particles that are their own antiparticles, so switch that cooling unit off and put your superconductors away.”

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CERN

September 23, 2011

‘Look, I don’t care whose fault it was. You launched the neutrino that broke the speed of light, so you’re gonna mend it too!’

Spaghettification 2

February 11, 2010

Empirical science and first-hand observations may be the way forward, but I have to concede that very few people can muster the courage to jump into a black hole, whichever way up.

So for all the wimps* like me here is a safe method to see what the outside world would look like from a collision course with a black hole.

*For wimps but not for WIMPs. If you happen to be a WIMP, you wouldn’t see anything. How can you find out if you are one? If you feel overweight and people look through you, I’m afraid I have bad news for you.