Archive for January 20th, 2008

In my previous post I introduced the CKM matrix (which I denote as ). I haven’t yet explained why this matters to you, but will take a brief detour to introduce something cute: the suppression of flavour-changing neutral currents by the non-degeneracy of quark masses. No tree-level FCNCs Before I go on to the most […]


Mars has a nice post about his frustrations with the collegiate universities. Between the two of us, we’ve studied at each of the UK’s three collegiate universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Durham), so I thought I’d reply with my own post. The following is based on my own observations as a foreigner. Colleges represent the intersection of […]