Introduction to Science and Technology Studies 012710

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Unformatted text preview: January 27, 2010 STS 2011/SOC 2100 1 Physics of the Universe Summit Dennis Overbye, Physicists Dreams and Worries in Era of the Big Collider, The New York Times , January 26, 2010 Notable physicist gathering at the Riot Hyatt in Los Angeles for weekend discussion Aimed to set out the critical physics questions to pursue and answer in the coming decades Organized into duels of world views, round tables, and diatribes and polemics 2 3 Lisa Randall, Harvard Physicists have high expectations and elegant theories about what they will find, but once they start looking in detail at these theories, theyre not pretty 4 Physics is on the verge of seeing the bottom of the icebergThe supercollider would soon discover supersymmetry allowing physicists to zero in on an explanation of almost everything about the physical world Gordon Kane, University of Michigan 5 Most theories were wrong We get notions that they are right because we keep talking about themmost data are also wrongat firstsubject to glaring uncertainties. The recent history of physics is full of promising discoveries that disappeared because they could not be repeated. Lawrence Krauss, Arizona State University 6 Tests for new physics were mostly designed to discover supersymmetryWhat if its not supersymmetry? Maurizio Pierini, CERN On-line comments to article...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2010 for the course S&TS 2011 taught by Professor Pinch,t. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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