LOG#047. The Askaryan effect.

I discussed and reviewed the important Cherenkov effect and radiation in the previous post, here: http://www.thespectrumofriemannium.com/?p=3276 Today we are going to study a relatively new effect ( new experimentally speaking, because it was first detected when I was an undergraduate … Continue reading

LOG#046. The Cherenkov effect.

The Cherenkov effect/Cherenkov radiation, sometimes also called Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation, is our topic here in this post. In 1934, P.A. Cherenkov was a post graduate student of S.I.Vavilov. He was investigating the luminescence of uranyl salts under the incidence of gamma … Continue reading

LOG#043. Tachyons and SR (I).

“(…)Suppose that someon studying the distribution of population on the Hindustan Peninsula cockshuredly believes that there are no poeple north of the Himalayas, because nobody ca pass throught the mountain ranges! That would be an absurd conclusion. The inhabitants of … Continue reading