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How CERN’s Large Hadron Collider gives us insight into the unknown

At the Guardianthe Guardian.

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Mice, mops and zombies

Last night Leon & I watched “Shaun of the Dead” – again, for me, and first time for him. An excellent film, funny and slightly disturbing, made all the better by the familiarity of the North London setting. (Including the … Continue reading

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First particle-beams of 2016 in Cern’s Large Hadron Collider

At the Guardian.

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We should do more to secure our digital memories

At the Guardian.

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Vertigo

Also at the Guardian. The American Physical Society hold a meeting in April of every year. This was my first one, and it was quite different from the IoP meetings I am used to in the UK. The most blindingly … Continue reading

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Gentlemen prefer gluons

Also at the Guardian. It might seem odd to some other LHC physicists, to hear me say that I love gluons.  To someone doing a “search”, such as looking for evidence of the Higgs boson, or supersymmetry, or extra dimensions, … Continue reading

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Muppets in the ATLAS control room!

At the Guardian.

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Can cosmic rays shoot down aeroplanes?

The ISIS facility is the place to go to find out, thanks to a new £11m investment announced this week. At The Guardian. See also Chapter 4.2 of Smashing Physics.

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