LOG#232. Is it relativistic?

Today or not today. That is the point. Today. How to know if a given particle or sytem is (special) relativistic? That is a tricky question, since the reality is…Everythin is (special) relativistic. The question would be when you can … Continue reading

LOG#218. Atomic elephants.

Have you ever asked yourself why there is no elephants or humans with atomic sizes? Have you ever asked why Earth is so big in comparison with atoms? Why nuclei are 10000 times smaller than atoms? I will be discussing … Continue reading

LOG#217. The 2 pillars.

Time of Cosmic Voyages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdpSgz8KU4 This is a long post, despite not being a special post (remember I make one of those every 50 posts). What are we going to see here? A five part post! Part(I). A descriptive prelude. … Continue reading

LOG#136. Flavor ν mixtures.

Neutrino oscillations are one of the most surprising “sounds” in the whole Universe. Since neutrinos do oscillate/mix, they are massive. And due to mass, they can experiment “mixing” or “changes” of flavor (mass and flavor basis are different!). Even more, … Continue reading

LOG#127. Basic Neutrinology(XII).

When neutrinos pass through matter or they propagate in a medium (not in the vacuum), a subtle and potentially important effect occurs. This is called the MSW effect (Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effect). It is pretty similar to a refraction of light in … Continue reading

LOG#126. Basic Neutrinology(XI).

Why is the case of massive neutrinos so relevant in contemporary physics? The full answer to this question would be very long. In fact, I am making this long thread about neutrinology in order you understand it a little bit. … Continue reading

LOG#125. Basic Neutrinology(X).

The topic today is a fascinant subject in Neutrino Astronomy/Astrophysics/Cosmology. I have talked you in this thread about the cosmic neutrino background () and that the young neutrino Astronomy or neutrino telescopes will become more and more important in the … Continue reading

LOG#124. Basic Neutrinology(IX).

In supersymmetric LR models, inflation, baryogenesis (and/or leptogenesis) and neutrino oscillations can be closely related to each other. Baryosynthesis in GUTs is, in general, inconsistent with inflationary scenarios. The exponential expansion during the inflationary phase will wash out any baryon … Continue reading

LOG#123. Basic Neutrinology(VIII).

There are some indirect constraints/bounds on neutrino masses provided by Cosmology. The most important is the one coming from the demand that the energy density of the neutrinos should not be too high, otherwise the Universe would collapse and it … Continue reading

LOG#122. Basic Neutrinology(VII).

The observed mass and mixing both in the neutrino and quark cases could be evidence for some interfamily hierarchy hinting that the lepton and quark sectors were, indeed, a result of the existence of a new quantum number related to … Continue reading