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bio website quantumostinato.blogspot.com
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I teach physics and chemistry in a French highschool. I got a PhD in condensed matter physics (studying elementary excitations in two dimensional electron gas in the quantum Hall regime, probed by Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopies).

Update from 05/19/13 :

Since I was a student, I've been enjoying studying quantum physics. I took profit learning in particular from Roland Omnès or Albert Fert lectures at University of Paris-Sud and Serge Haroche at Ecole Normale Supérieure. Since 2007 I have attended (when time permits) some Alain Connes' Lectures at College de France. In 2010 I also had the wonderful opportunity to take part into the High School Teacher program from CERN. Nowadays I follow recent developments in fundamental physics research as an educated layman, using particularly as a guide-line the theoretical framework of the noncommutative spectral model initiated in particular by the mathematician Connes and the theoretical physicist Ali Chamseddine. Now one can know what is my reference frame I guess ;-) and what kind of compass is mine to navigate on the cyber-physics-sphere...


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accepted When experimental search for exotic dark matter-like particles began exactly?
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revised What is the most natural new physics one can expect at the TeV scale: new (supersymmetric)particles or some new (non-commutative) spacetime structure?
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revised What is the most natural new physics one can expect at the TeV scale: new (supersymmetric)particles or some new (non-commutative) spacetime structure?
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revised Why not “black matter” instead of “non-baryonic cold dark matter”?
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comment Why not “black matter” instead of “non-baryonic cold dark matter”?
Dear @dmckee I hope the last edit helps to converge to the Physics.SE philosophy. I don't want to bother people with semantics but as en educator I try to pay more attention to terminology than the average (post-)modern science popularizer playing with "God" particle and "string" theories ...
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revised Why not “black matter” instead of “non-baryonic cold dark matter”?
Translate a part of my last edit which is an opinion to the comment part ;-)
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revised Why not “black matter” instead of “non-baryonic cold dark matter”?
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asked Why not “black matter” instead of “non-baryonic cold dark matter”?
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revised When experimental search for exotic dark matter-like particles began exactly?
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comment When experimental search for exotic dark matter-like particles began exactly?
Thank you @John Rennie! I did not expect to encounter this particular ghost from the past. I have no institutional on-line access to the article unfortunately. Did the authors explicitly mention the magnetic monopole as a dark matter particle (in any astrophysical meaning)?
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revised When experimental search for exotic dark matter-like particles began exactly?
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asked When experimental search for exotic dark matter-like particles began exactly?
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comment Since there are gravitational lenses, are there gravitational mirrors?
I share your doubts (the submission history of the article doesn't inspire confidence either) but it would be better to build or find a precise rebuttal...
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answered Since there are gravitational lenses, are there gravitational mirrors?
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revised How do aspherical gravitational monopoles look like?
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revised Elegant approaches to quantum field theory
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comment Does a pendulum necessarily emit gravitational waves?
@user23660 sure I agree and(but) I think your remark addresses the specific question of Emilio (more than my comment where I was trying awkwardly I confess to deal with a pair of devices to modelize the whole system : pendulum object + gravitationnal field source). So I guess the answer is a pendulum necessary emits gravitational waves... Isn't it ?
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revised Does a pendulum necessarily emit gravitational waves?
I propose to add one word "necessarily" in the title which emphasizes the motivation of the question