The work with my master thesis is in its most intense phase, with my fingers crossed hard enough to obstruct the flow of blood, hoping that I will not find any final inconsistencies as I am trying to make everything come together.
Well, back to frantic typing. I probably have another month worth of LaTeX compulsion.
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.
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!
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.
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.