Author Archives: Jon Butterworth

About Jon Butterworth

UCL Physics Prof working on LHC, dad, dodgy guitarist, Man City fan in exile.

Is the Standard Model isolated?

At the Guardian.

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Perimeter Lecture: The James Webb Space Telescope

At the Guardian.

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Take nobody’s word for it – evidence and authority in a world of propaganda

At the Guardian.

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A new CERN experiment targets even higher energies (eventually)

At the Guardian.

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How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

At Aeon Magazine (who commissioned it) but also in The Atlantic and Quartz. This summer I went on a family holiday to Cornwall, on the Helford River. The peninsula south of the river is, rather wonderfully, called The Lizard. Standing on its … Continue reading

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Accelerating News

Interview in CERN’s “Accelerating News“

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How to hide a ‘fifth force’ – and how to find one

At the Guardian.

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Think of the universe as a skateboard park: Supernovas and sphalerons

At the Guardian.

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Perimeter lecture: Bulletproof custard

At the Guardian.

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Fundamental physics comes in various flavours

At the Guardian.

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