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Statistics in particle physics

The history of particle physics has witnessed many experiments that could illustrate the role of statistics, but few can boast a discovery of such scientific impact and dimensions as the Higgs boson, resulting from a colossal collective and technological endeavour.

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Interview with Juan Fuster

Parlem amb Juan Fuster sobre els aspectes més destacats de la física de partícules i sobre l’enteniment entre els científics i els periodistes, una relació que considera necessària.

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Interview with Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek (New York, 1951) is a rather unconventional individual. To begin with, his outfit does not fit –a hat and tie together with trainers– and this impression is proven true during the conversation, during which, for instance, he refers to «funny electrons» and takes

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Time and (a)symmetry

I must confess it: Physics has always filled me with a feeling of respect. I would be lying if I did not admit that thinking about some of its mysteries has tormented me more than once.  That is how I was warned at high school by

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Times does not exist

The sense we have of the world is build up with four dimensions, three of them are spatial and one is temporal. In effect, our brains perceive, through our sensorium, bodies of three dimensions that evolve over time. We can imagine worlds of less dimensions,

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Peter Higgs

Interview with Peter Higgs

To invent: find, discover, by dint of study or wit, something new or previously unknown. For my generation, the word inventor calls to mind bygone days, conjuring up images of great men of science like Gutenberg, Galileo, Newton, Niepce, Graham Bell or Edison busy with

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The Higgs boson

On the 4th of July 2012, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the discovery of a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is immensely important to our understanding of the structure of matter. Confirmation of the existence of the Higgs

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