364 – Physics beyond the Standard Model
Guest: Valerie Domcke Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Andy Joiner
A while ago we had a whole series about LHC, ATLAS and particle physics in general. Despite all we know about what our world is made of and the explanatory power of the standard model, there is also a variety of open questions and currently unexplained phenomena. These include dark matter, dark energy, the neutrino mass, the CP violation, the hierarchy problem, and of course the unification of the standard model with gravitation. In this episode, CERN’s Valerie Domcke explains what it’s all about.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model | Valerie Domcke | CERN | Particle Physics | Cosmology | Standard Model
Dark Matter | Matter | Gravity | Radiate | Black Hole | Bend Light | Interaction | Neutrino Detector | Weak Interaction | Parameter Space | Free Parameter | Mass/Charge/Spin | Xenon | WIMP | Axions | Strong CP Problem | QCD | Primordial Black Hole | Supersymmetric WIMP | General Relatively | Bullet Cluster
Dark Energy | Accelerated Expansion of the Universe | Red Shift | Cosmological Constant | Einstein's Biggest Blunder | Vacuum Energy | Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) | Opaque Universe | Quintessence | Multiverse | String Theory
Neutrino Mass | Left Handed/Right Handed Particles | Quantum Charge | Generation | KATRIN Experiment
CP Violation | Antimatter | Hydrodynamics Equations | Annihilate | Electrogenesis | Antiparticle | Yukawa Coupling | Baryon number | Leptogenesis | Baryogenesis | Higgs Field | C-Symmetry | Parity | Quantum Field Theory | Grand Unified Theory
Hierarchy Problem 01:08:45
Unification with Gravitation01:24:16
Graviton | Classical Theory | Discretized | String Theory | Local Minimum
Mathematica | Analytical Analysis | Differential Equations | Simulation
A great episode, one could really hear that Valerie likes her job! I had to listen to it multiple times and I have to admit that I obviously am too dumb to understand some parts of it, but I like that. Maybe after listening another one or two times, I’ll get most of it ;)
First of all, thanks a lot for the (once again) informative and entertaining episode!
Youtube recently pointed me to the following talk (in German, unfortunately; but there seem to be English subtitles) about “what’s wrong with modern physics?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99hVAu1k6G8
The speaker primarily makes the point that symmetry or mathematical “beauty” in itself is not a good measure to guide modern physics research, especially with regard to the standard model.
It would be very interesting to hear some informed opinions about the points she makes – or have some nice discussion here.
Yes, I am aware of her. Have been thinking about inviting her. Maybe it will happen :-)
Loved this episode! Because 1) I’m interested in understanding the current problems in the standard model and 2) it was awesome to hear such a badass woman physicist explain it! I’m a physicist in Albuquerque NM and looking forward to hearing more female guests!