Category Archives: Philosophy

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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Could the Higgs boson have been discovered by accident?

At the Guardian.

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Neutrinos, antimatter, and science as a holistic detective agency

At the Guardian.

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Given a multiverse, does astrology work somewhere?

At the Guardian.

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Symmetry, and breaking it

At the Guardian.

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A Selfish turn around CERN

At the Guardian.

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Just a theory?

At the Guardian.

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Belief, bias and Bayes

At the Guardian.

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Five sigma and all that

At the Guardian.

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What does it feel like when everyone else finds the Higgs, and you don’t?

At the Guardian.

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