Particle Physics

Is the Standard Model falling apart?

In the past few weeks, not one, but two scientific papers have hit the headlines, hinting at serious changes to the Standard Model. But is this a sign the equations just need to be tweaked, or is it time to throw the model out all together? What is the Standard Model? At its core, the… Continue reading Is the Standard Model falling apart?

Particle Physics, Physics, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Merritt Moore

Today is the International Day for Women and Girls in Science- AKA Women In Science Day! To celebrate this, I was lucky enough to interview Dr Merritt Moore, who is a professional ballerina, as well as being an inspirational physicist! She has researched at world renowned universities Oxford and Harvard, danced with the Norwegian, Zurich,… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Merritt Moore

Particle Physics, SciComm, Space, Spaceflight

Should We Go To Space?

If you were given the chance to go to space, would you? For many, including myself, it would be a truly amazing opportunity. But a question asked more rarely is: Should you? In 2019, the US government gave NASA 21 and a half billion dollars to spend. Sounds like a lot of money. And in… Continue reading Should We Go To Space?

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics, Space

What Makes Up The Universe? Part Two

Part 2: The Unknown When you think of what makes up the universe, you will probably think of atoms. Sure, they are the building blocks to most things we see around us, but as we discovered in a previous post, atoms aren’t the end of the story. It turns out that all the things that… Continue reading What Makes Up The Universe? Part Two

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics, Space

What Makes Up The Universe? Part One

Part One: The Known When you think of what makes up the universe, you will probably think of atoms. Sure, they are the building blocks to most things we see around us, but as we discovered in a previous post, atoms aren’t the end of the story. The atoms are made up of smaller particles… Continue reading What Makes Up The Universe? Part One

Particle Physics, Physics

But What Makes Up The Atom?

Last time, we found out that an atom is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons, but that’s just the beginning. Welcome to the world of particle physics and subatomic particles! If you missed my previous post, I recommend reading that first! You can also read an updated version that includes the problems with the… Continue reading But What Makes Up The Atom?

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics

Never Trust An Atom, They Make Up Everything… Right?

Atoms are all around us, they make up everything that you can see around you. They can be thought of as the building blocks of the world, the things that you can touch: There is silicon in the glass in the vase next to me, and a vital part of all our electronics; iron in… Continue reading Never Trust An Atom, They Make Up Everything… Right?