Best of Last Week – Particle made of nuclear force, dire global warming news and standing not so good for you either

(—It was another good week for physics as a combined team of researchers with Fermilab Lattice and MILC Collaborations made public a newly developed high-precision calculation they came up with that holds promise for significantly advancing the hunt for physics that lie past the standard model. The reckoning applies to a certain decay of a B meson, sometimes referred to as the “penguin decay” process. And speaking of mesons, another team at TU Wien in Austria, revealed that they had found evidence of a particle purely made of nuclear force—their calculations suggested meson f0(1710) could be the glueball, that many in the field have been looking for. And another team with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem asked: What is quantum in quantum thermodynamics? —> Read More