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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 26, 2017 @ 18:53 GMT
Traingulene, credit: Nature.
It's time for FQXi to look back over the past year and pick out the brightest and best physics stories of 2017, as chosen by quantum physicist Ian Durham, in our end-of-year podcast series.

I'll be posting our annual countdown in three-parts, during the last week of December. In the first part, Ian begins with some housekeeping--clearing up some controversy that arose over one of his pick's from 2015, involving the graph isomorphism problem. Then he notes some of highlights of the year that didn't quite make his top 5, including the production of "traingulene" pictured above (as an atomic force microscopy image and a representation of its structure, source: Nature).

See if you agree with his decisions.

What are your top physics stories of 2017?

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Stay tuned for part 3, coming in the next few days...

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Pentcho Valev wrote on Dec. 27, 2017 @ 13:41 GMT
FQXi has had nothing to do with physics since long - perhaps since Max Tegmark found it profitable to become teleologist, psychologist, expert in robotics, etc. At the same time the real problems of physics are huge - this science is dying perhaps. Just an example:

Peter Woit: “This Week’s Hype: The Best Explanation for Everything in the Universe. Today The Atlantic has, via Quanta Magazine, some unadulterated, pure, grade A hype for the holidays: String Theory: The Best Explanation for Everything in the Universe. In a time when the credibility of science is under attack, does anyone else see a problem with telling the public that the “Best Explanation for Everything in the Universe” that science has is a “theory” for which we have no definition or equations, no experimental evidence, and no likelihood of ever getting any?”

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John R. Cox wrote on Dec. 27, 2017 @ 18:42 GMT
My pick for Top Story of 2017 would be; The announcement at the first of the year of the discovery of three elements filling out the seventh row of the periodic table, and the extended hope that an island of stability might yet be found at an even greater a.m.u. region.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali replied on Dec. 29, 2017 @ 14:27 GMT
I shan't say anymore until the full countdown has been revealed, but there are some chemistry-based picks on the list.

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Steve Agnew wrote on Jan. 14, 2018 @ 23:25 GMT
Holy cow...these are the best of 2007? Only one of these discoveries, the interstellar cigar, would make my list.

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Steve Agnew replied on Jan. 23, 2018 @ 06:46 GMT
There is a huge debate going on now in physics between those who believe that measurement is key to those who believe that measurement is secondary. The multiverse/stringy/loopy/dark matter/dark energy approaches all seem to have one thing in common: none result from measurements.

Certainly this has got to be worth at least some discourse as a significant issue...

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Feb. 18, 2018 @ 10:27 GMT
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I d like to discuss about my equation E=m(b)c²+m(nb)l² considering this matter not baryonic , this DM.

If it is correct that explains this quantum gravitation also and this DM probably in the cold perhaps for a balance of our standard model.

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Steve Dufourny replied on Feb. 18, 2018 @ 11:00 GMT
Now about l I don't know if it is a constant, you are going to understand why.If this matter exists, so it is produced by something like our phtons are produced by stars.We know that c is a constant.Now if the cosmological spheres producing these particles of gravitation for me are proportional with the BH where they come from and its volume, so perhaps that l is not constant but proportional with...

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