Monday, 31 October 2011

Phys. Rev. Zzzzzzzz

20Oct11 Reminder to referee [others sent (not shown) at 1-2 week intervals]
29Sep11 Correspondence (miscellaneous) sent to author
29Sep11 Right to publish signature received
29Sep11 Correspondence (miscellaneous) sent to author
29Sep11 Review request to referee; response not yet received
29Sep11 Acknowledgment sent to author
28Sep11 Correspondence (miscellaneous) sent to author

Come on you lazy lazy sod.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

It's even been published.

Must. Avoid. Anna. Phys.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Neutrino cascade 2: the sickening.

Another barrage of suspiciously 4-page papers on neutrinos today. It's getting a bit sad, boys.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Neutrino cascade.

Of all the desperate attempts to grab citations from the OPERA results, my favourite so far is this one:

Superluminal Neutrinos and Monopoles
Comments: 4 pages

In this letter, we show that superluminal neutrinos announced by OPERA could be explained by the existence of a monopole, which is left behind after the spontaneous symmetry braking (SSB) phase transition of some scalar fields in the universe.

Bless them. There are papers saying "the detectors were dodgy" and papers saying "string theory explains it", one of which is a sensible description, and then there's this, which tries to explain it using the Higgs. It had to happen. Genius. I love it.