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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    Breathe …. just breathe ….

    “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero […]

    May 29, 2018

    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

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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