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Pineta


Particle Physics and Pony Fiction Experimentalist

Standing on the Withers of Alicorns: The Science of My Little Pony

Hello! I’m Pineta, also known as Dr Sam Henry, Detector Development Scientist, Physics Lecturer, and Science Communicator at the University of Oxford. Welcome to my fan fiction laboratory, where I experiment with new ways to communicate science using ponies and engineer mutant hybrid stories which defy classification as fiction or non-fiction. To learn more about what I do see this blog post: Science Communication with My Little Pony Fan Fiction or watch this:

Please take a look around. You are encouraged to participate in the experiments by reading, rating and commenting. At good place to start is: The Art of Rainbow Engineering. If you want something short and sweet try: Domestic Rock Science. If you’re ready for something more advanced try: Rock Farms and Nuclear Reactors, or Time on Their Hooves. I have also written a collection of pony newspaper front pages: Breaking News and Weather, which got me into the RCL, and my most popular story: The Brightest and the Best.

I aim to maintain an awesome blog on everything science, pony and fiction related. A few of the best bits are:

Physics Highlight of Rainbow Rocks
It's About Time Dilation
Quantum Mechanics, Schrödinger's Cat, and the My Little Pony Movie Trailer
Pinkie Pie guide to Irrational and Transcendental Numbers
Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie attack Pony Princess Doll Marketing

Twilight Sparkle is Best Pony. Rainbow Dash gets a special mention as you can’t get much more awesome than a sonic rainboom. And a big hug to Pinkie Pie, who taught me how to explain complex scientific topics in a way which everyone can understand, and occasionally writes guest posts for my blog.

In the real world, I build kit for particle physics experiments and teach math and physics to university students. I have a PhD in astroparticle physics. I live in Oxford, England, but love to travel and make friends around the world. See my science blog: Particle Physics Gadgeteering for some real world stories.

Apr
15th
2022

Tell Your Tale – The W Boson Mass · 9:13am April 15th

Last week turned out much more exciting than expected. We got the first dose of Tell Your Tale on Thursday, which was very nice, but not quite the same level of awesomeness as the announcement from Fermilab on Friday that they’ve measured the mass of the W boson and it doesn’t fit the theory.

Let’s tell this tale.

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I discovered a story about Background Cosmic Radiation. Its pretty great and I mentioned you in the comments! https://www.fimfiction.net/story/513982/white-noise

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In the beginning, there was nothing. And then there was something. Mostly regret, on Twilight's part.
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Lots of interesting stuff out there.

I think you'll find this moderately interesting:

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