I’d like to draw attention to a new blog in my links section. The authors are three fellow grad students studying high energy physics, covering the range of experiment, phenomenology, and theory. Combining their diverse intellects, they have come up with the name High Energy PhDs.
From their introductory post back in November ’08, here is a description of what you will find on their blog:
Short reviews of topics in high energy physics. Our main goal is to generate an online discussion where we can jot down summaries of interesting ideas. Accessible summaries. We are also interested in writing posts that will bridge the divides between hep-th/hep-ph/hep-ex communities. While these may not be “public outreach” level, they should be accessible to other graduate students in physics. News. Some discussion of recent events in high energy physics, e.g. LHC commissioning. Grad student resources. We will also have posts dedicated to grad student resources for items such as post-doc hunting, publishing, finding review articles, adviser management, etc.
I look forward to making use of their list of Resources for Learning New Topics. Their discussion of Renormalization looks good too, which will hopefully help me make sense of that tricky topic as I try to teach myself some field theory. You can also find some reviews of technical papers, and discussions of experiments like MiniBooNE.