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Axel Maas
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I have published a new blog entry on our research on how quarks and leptons could be more complicated than expected.

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A shift in perspective - or: what makes an electron an electron?
We have recently published a new paper . It is based partially on the master thesis of my student Larissa Egger, but involves also another scientist from a different university. In this paper, we look at a quite fundamental question: How do we distinguish t...

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I have published a blog entry about our research on quarks in neutron stars.

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Making connections inside dead stars
Last time I wrote about our research on neutron stars . In that case we were concerned with the properties of neutron stars - its mass and size. But these are determined by the particles inside the star, the quarks and gluons and how they influence each oth...

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I have published a new blog entry on how we have build a neutron star from (almost) quarks and gluons.

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Building a dead star
I have written previously about how we investigate QCD to learn about neutron stars . Neutron stars are the extremely dense and small objects left over after a medium-sized star became a supernova. For that, we have decided to take a detour . To do so, we h...

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In my blog a guest entry by my PhD student Pascal Törek on GUTs has been published

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Can we tell when unification works? - Some answers.
This time, the following is a guest entry by one of my PhD students, Pascal Törek, writing about the most recent results of his research, especially our paper . Some time ago the editor of this blog, offered me to write about my PhD research here. Since now...

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I have published a blog entry on the purpose of reviews, as I am currently writing one on Higgs physics.

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Writing a review
As I have mentioned recently on Twitter , I have been given the opportunity, and the mandate, to write a review on Higgs physics . Especially, I should describe how the connection is established from the formal basics to what we see in experiment. While I w...
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