Thursday, December 14, 2006

Off-Lattice Links

JoAnne at Cosmic Variance has a nice introductory post about particle detectors. More about the subject, with a description of the CLEO-c detector, can be found at Superweak.

Peter Steinberg writes about nuclear toys, specifically an A.C. Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Nuclear toys for nuclear boys may sound like a bizarre relic from another age, but in fact, as recently as 2005, the Boy Scouts of America instituted a Nuclear Science merit badge with the advice of the APS Nuclear Physics Division.