The third day of this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting began with a morning of plenary sessions by six of the Laureates. With excitement building about an announcement from scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider, the talks began with the Higgs.
To capture the live tweeting around these talks, as well as video and blog content, we have created a Storify storyboard.
Do check back as we’ll be updating it as more coverage is published, as well as creating additional Storifys for each day of the rest of the conference. You can find Monday’s Storify here and Tuesday’s Storify here.
Below is a short summary of the latest blogging coverage over at the Lindau Nobel Community site, but make sure you keep an eye on the English blog for more news, interviews and opinion pieces.
Lindau blogger Beatrice Lugger, interviews Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff in her latest post. Osheroff was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1996 together with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson “for the discovery of superfluidity in Helium 3.” Beatrice asks about the night he made the key discovery:
In the night that I discovered the two phase transitions in the liquid I wrote in my lab book:
I have invented an early from of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and so I could differentiate the liquid from the solid NMR signals. The liquid NMR signal dropped by about a factor of two at the lower temperature transition. I felt that this had to be the result of the formation of ‘Cooper Pairs’ in the liquid.
Continue to Beatrice’s post to learn more about his Nobel Prize.