10. Subtract Infinity 9. Add heavy fermions 8. Set all fermion masses to zero 7. Invent another symmetry 6. Throw it on the lattice 5. Blame it on the Planck scale 4. Recall the success of the SM 3. Invoke the Anthropic Principle 2. Wave hands a lot, speak with a strong accent 1. Manipulate … Continue reading What to do in physics when “everything else fails”
Forewords My opinion about this issue shifts as more data are accumulated according to the Bayes theorem, so it may change in the near future after the LHC Run2 starts. Anyway, it seems to me that data are pointing towards J. A. Wheeler's self-aware Universe. What if the truth was that we are afraid of … Continue reading The Higgs Boson: A God Particle, After All?
Introduction Since the times of the Ancient Greece, Natural Philosophers (they had several names, from time to time) have often asked themselves what the "world" is really made of. The first answer was "atoms" ("impossible to divide further"), and, as today, we still can't prove if it's true or not. Nowadays, this word has the … Continue reading Supersymmetry for the masses
Yet another blog. Yes, it is. I must admit I had this idea following Tommaso Dorigo's blog. I first met Tommaso at Fermilab: he's a brilliant theorist and I appreciate his way of spreading science knowledge through a blog. Reading his posts (and the ones from others guys) I noticed that they are very Standard … Continue reading Letter of Intent