The great disillusionment - Nothing but the Standard Model at the LHC so far

The excitement among physicists was enormous, when on July 4th 2012 the CERN announced that a new particle had been discovered: the Higgs boson. For once the international newspapers were full of reports on fundamental research in particle physics. Finally the so called “standard model” had received a solid foundation and was thus complete. At […]

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A new era? – On the final recognition of human influence on the global climate

The “International Geological Congress”, which since 1878 takes place every three to five-years, normally does not create a great deal of public attention. The importance of that meeting for the lives of the vast majority of our contemporaries ranks somewhere between the annual meeting of the US Wrestling Federation and the congregation of the Ornithologists’ […]

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