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How big is a quark?

At the Guardian.

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How the Higgs boson is born and how it dies: the most precise picture so far

At the Guardian.

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What goes on inside a proton?

At the Guardian.

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A Selfish turn around CERN

At the Guardian.

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This is not a measurement

At the Guardian.

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Lab Scouse

At the Guardian.

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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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Quantum Fields and Missing Quotes

At the Guardian. See also Chapter 5.6 of Smashing Physics.

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On the way home

Distance, technology and stuff. Somewhere over Paris. I’m writing this on an aeroplane between Geneva and London. This is my weekly commute since becoming a convener of the ATLAS Standard Model physics group. We use teleconferencing and our world wide … Continue reading

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Keep calm, carry on, but don’t keep quiet

See also Chapter 4.1 of Smashing Physics. I have been dealing with cuts in science since 2007. It can be draining and depressing, but I have learned at least two important lessons. The HERA collider started up for the first … Continue reading

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