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Pineta


Particle Physics and Pony Fiction Experimentalist

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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Apr
13th
2022

Angry Parents Of Ohio: UNICORNS ARE GAYYYYYYYYY · 9:34pm April 13th

Mar
20th
2022

Izzy explains how to build a particle accelerator · 10:05pm March 20th

Mar
6th
2022

Stairs and Elevators · 12:36pm March 6th


I might be running short of things to blog about the New Generation film. But here’s one more observation: Stairs do not seem to exist in G5 Equestria.

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Feb
20th
2022

A Revisionist (or Post-Revisionist) History of Equestria? · 10:11pm February 20th

Hitch: …that is kinda what our teacher said in history class.
Izzy: …Come on, rip out all the pages of your history books

Historians love writing books explaining how other historians got it all wrong.

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Jan
30th
2022

Thoughts about Philosophy · 11:12pm January 30th

Thanks to everyone who has read: This Is How a Unicorn Talks. It was nice to see one of my stories in the feature box again, and great to read all your comments and questions.

I’ve written plenty of posts about particle physics, but given the short description that I wrote for that story, I thought this week I should try to write something about philosophy, with apologies to any philosophers out there.

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Dec
25th
2021

Astronomy, physics, philosophy, and what to do with a dead horse · 11:49pm Dec 25th, 2021

Happy Hearth’s Warming everyone. I hope you are all in good health and enjoying the holidays wherever you are. Do you need something to do after eating the good food, playing with your new toys, and catching up on all the new films, books, fanfics and anything else? Here are some ideas:

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Dec
11th
2021

Starscouting · 2:38pm Dec 11th, 2021

Here’s a game for physics and G5 pony nerds: look at the shadows in the film and identify evidence to support one of two theories:

  1. The sun follows a path across the sky as predicted for a rotating planetary body in orbit around a star.
  2. The sun is controlled by an unseen alicorn princess, or another magical creature, and moves around the sky somewhat erratically.

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Nov
27th
2021

Glowing Up: Princess Pipp Petals explains the physics of luminous gemstones and scintillator particle detectors · 9:38pm Nov 27th, 2021

Hello Pippsqueaks. It’s your favourite princess here. I’m taking over Pineta’s blog this week.

This time I won’t be talking about my new songs or hot news from the palace. You can find that on my usual channel. Today I’m going to talk about the sparkling science of luminescence.

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Nov
13th
2021

Luminessence / Luminescence / Lum-a-what · 4:17pm Nov 13th, 2021

Luminescence is a thing which it feels like we still have a lot to learn about.

The first reference I saw was this sheet:

From which I concluded that luminessence and luminescence are homophones. We have two distinct nouns:

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