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Pineta


Particle Physics and Pony Fiction Experimentalist

Apr
7th
2024

Eclipse 2024 · 10:22pm April 7th

Best of luck to everyone chasing the solar eclipse tomorrow. I hope the weather behaves. If you are close to the line of totality, it is definitely worth making the effort to get there. I blogged about how awesome it was back in 2017 (see: Pre-Eclipse Post, Post-Eclipse Post; also my

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Feb
11th
2024

End of the Universe · 10:04pm February 11th

I am working to finish Infinite Imponability Drive as soon as I can. Unfortunately the last two weeks have been so crazy that it’s been hard to set aside more than a few hours to do any writing…

Meanwhile, let’s get back to talking about random physics. It seems as good a time as any to consider the ultimate fate of our world. How will the universe end?

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Jan
21st
2024

Imponable Update · 11:07pm January 21st

Work on Infinite Imponability Drive continues. I aim to get another chapter up by next weekend. Thank you to everyone who left comments. Sorry I have not been very responsive. I got sidetracked for the last two weeks preparing a talk for the ATOM society on Particle Detectors for the LHC and Beyond, which took rather more of my time than I anticipated.

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Jan
14th
2024

Imponable Interlude · 9:20pm January 14th

Everything is beautiful now that we have our first rainbow of the season.

What is life? Is it nothing more than the endless search for a cutie mark? And what is a cutie mark but a constant reminder that we're all only one bugbear attack away from oblivion?

We are the Flutter Ponies, better run and hide. We can zig and zag and zoom, up and down and side to side.

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Dec
31st
2023

Quantum Decoherence · 9:04pm Dec 31st, 2023

Happy end-of-2023 everyone.

I just posted a new story.

EInfinite Imponability Drive
In an infinitely improbable set of events, Twilight Sparkle, Sunny Starscout, and other ponies of all generations meet at the Restaurant at the end of the Universe.
Pineta · 12k words  ·  51  0 · 908 views

This is one of the craziest things that I have ever tried to write and is a consequence of me having rather more unstructured free time than usual for the last week.

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Dec
10th
2023

Secrets of Auroras · 4:55pm Dec 10th, 2023

Nov
26th
2023

Dragon Fire, Plasma-Wakefield Accelerators, and a future Higgs Factory · 10:50pm Nov 26th, 2023

A short crossover between The Isle of Scaly and A hybrid, asymmetric, linear Higgs factory based on plasma-wakefield and radio-frequency acceleration.


Blaize lifted her wings and stared at Sunny Starscout.

“Why are you here?”

“It’s… to help,” said Sunny

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Nov
12th
2023

Here Be Dragons, dark matter, and some good books · 11:03pm Nov 12th, 2023

In anticipation of the arrival of dragons to G5 Equestria, I decided to do some background reading on these big reptiles.

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Nov
5th
2023

The night shall last forever! Or 179 days anyway · 12:10pm Nov 5th, 2023

I hope everyone had a fun Dark Matter Day.

If anyone is looking for a new job, here is an opportunity that will let you work on dark matter research and also provide the perfect environment to complete that Nightmare Moon epic that you have always wanted to write.

IceCube Experiment - Winterover Experiment Operator

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Oct
29th
2023

Dark Matter on Mane Street · 12:58pm Oct 29th, 2023

The finale of Chapter 5 nicely leads us to Dark Matter Day (31 October, also known as Nightmare Night), the time of the year when we celebrate the invisible component of the universe. Time for an update on this darkest of contemporary physics research topics.

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