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Yes, I can haz gravitational waves!

It hasn't even passed two weeks since I published a post about the Nobel Prize in physics, where I expressed some doubts about gravitational waves. Today, that doubt is a memory.

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/ Physics News

Nobel prize in physics 2017

Being Swedish and all, I am equally proud and embarrassed to turn my attention to a press conference in Stockholm, and listen to Göran K. Hansson announce the 2017 Nobel price in physics with an unmistakable Swedish accent.

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/ New results

Juan Collar, et al, have created a new type of neutrino detector

Writing some new science history, Juan Collar and his colleagues have detected the signature of elastic scattering events between neutrinos, and nuclei of atoms, for the first time. And they used a detector that would fit on your desk!

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/ Suggested reading

“Often one will hear that there’s a time-reversal symmetry in the laws [of physics]. But the normal way you describe a time-reversal symmetry presupposes there’s a direction of time.”

– Tim Maudlin

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Suggested reading: Tim Maudlin defends a fundamental direction of time
/ Extroverted introspection

The lecture is dead, long live the lecture!

I have collected 6 arguments to why I think universities should abandon the traditional lecture format in favour of a new model.

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/ Learning resource

3Blue1Brown is awesome!

Today, 3Blue1Brown released the first video in a new series about the essence of calculus. You should watch it.

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/ In the life of a master student

I wish I had more than 24 hours

Three things that has grabbed my attention lately. Unfortunately – as long as the days keeps insisting on 24 hours, and I'm occupied completing my master – I have to delay the gratification of learning more about these fascinating subjects.

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/ Learning resource

Understanding path integrals

I wrote some notes explaining the fundamental concepts of path integrals in Quantum Field Theory. Download them here!

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/ Name dropping

Three centre stage physicists

Usually I wouldn't do name-dropping, mostly because of an unreliable memory for names. Thus it is better to write them down. Here is my short list of three, now active, physicists that I think you absolutely need to know about.

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/ Suggested reading

“I look around and see my female colleagues exchanging glances and saying this has been going on for a long time, and it’s about time we start talking about it.”

– Eric Davidson

(That is not me, I spell my name with a Swedish double s.)

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Suggested reading: Wired has a new article about sexual harass­ment in the sciences
/ Introduction

First past the post

In space, no one can hear you scream. Click to read my very first blog post.

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