Concettina Sfienti

Professor of Exp. Nuclear and Hadron Physics

I am sympathetic and communicative, flexible but determined and practical though visionary. Inevitably these features characterize my professional activities as well. I love making science come alive: the originality and success of my work is evident not only in my publication record, but also from invitations to present plenary talks and lectures. Working with students […]

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For the Love of Physics

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    Odio gli indifferenti ….

    “Odio gli indifferenti. Credo che vivere voglia dire essere partigiani. Chi vive veramente non può non essere cittadino e partigiano. L’indifferenza è abulia, è parassitismo, è vigliaccheria, non è vita. Perciò odio gli indifferenti. L’indifferenza è il peso morto della storia. L’indifferenza opera potentemente nella storia. Opera passivamente, ma opera. È la fatalità; è ciò […]

    April 25, 2018

    Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts

    You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little […]

    February 13, 2018

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    Chapter 3: Conservation laws and symmetries

    Physicists love symmetries. In fact, it can be and has been said that all of modern physics is based on a bunch of symmetry principles from which the rest follows. While that may be a bit overly reductionist, it is certainly true that symmetry considerations play a huge role in the building of our understanding of […]

    May 12, 2015

    Chapter 2: The power of vectors

    (Picture Source sdsu-physics.org)   ” At the heart of all mathematics are numbers. If I were to ask how many marbles you had in a bag, you might answer, “Three.” I would find your answer perfectly satisfactory. The ‘bare’ number 3, a magnitude, is sufficient to provide the information I seek. If I were to […]

    April 30, 2015