Author Archives: Stephen Sekula

About Stephen Sekula

Steve Sekula is an Assistant Professor of Experimental Particle Physics at Southern Methodist University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, and currently spends most of his time either conducting research into the Higgs boson on the ATLAS Experiment or teaching. Oh, and he blogs. We all have flaws.

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013: The Mechanism of the Origin of Mass

It was announced this morning (4:45am US Central time) that the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was given to Peter Higgs (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) and Francois Englert (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) for their “…discovery of a mechanism that contributes … Continue reading

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Reminder: Nobel Prize in Physics to be announced Tuesday

I’m not normally an avid fan of the Nobel Prize in Physics announcement. This year may be a little different. It’s possible that this is the year that the prize is awarded for the prediction that the mechanism of spontaneously … Continue reading

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Flying over thunderstorms

I find thunderstorms fascinating. They terrify me. But when I think about them – about the physics of the storm itself – they delight me with their beauty. From my present vantage, about 30,000 feet above the Earth in a … Continue reading

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