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Cool Science Blog - Particle Physicists Galore

http://interactions.org/quantumdiaries/

There are 25 *journos from all different walks of life sharing a common **thread, partical physics and blogging their lives during the world year of physics. The next WYoP will be in 2105.

*Always wanted to say that

**String Theory pun


It's interesting to see what the big brains are up to as well as voyueristically watch semi-exclusive conversations take place between scientists.

Sometimes you can find what separates them from us:

From here

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We calculate the soliton (black hole) temperature, and get $T=4a /\pi$, with $a$ a nonperturbative constant. For $a=1$, we get $175.76 MeV$, compared to the experimental value of the fireball ``freeze-out'' of about $176 MeV$. The observed $\eta/ s$ for the fireball is close to the dual value of $1/4\pi$.


Other times you can find the hectic travel schedules they endure:

Poor Tommaso
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In Chicago, I will run out of the plane, ready to queue for the INS. They will scan my eye and take my fingerprints, as if they don't know me (I recognize most of the officers there). They will at times make smart comments on my busy passport, find a print they themselves stamped on it a month ago (it happened twice - they do have a number on their stamp). Occasionally, my answers won't convince them I am indeed a physicist, and I will have to stand a real interview with a INS interrogator. He might be asking smart questions such as "what is E=mc2 ?", or "can you build a bomb with antiprotons ?"

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Hah, I know one of them.

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I figured this would get your attention. Which one?

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Jochen. He is a funny guy.

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I have just realised that I know another one of them, Stephon (although not so well, just had a couple of chats with him in the pub).

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