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Can you tell what it is yet?

See also Chapter 3.7 of Smashing Physics. Detailed software models of particle physics detectors are an essential part of designing and using them. GEANT, the huge open-source software project developed for them, is also used for space and medical applications … Continue reading

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Open Source Science

I have had enough brushes with eccentrics who think I am going to destroy the world with the Large Hadron Collider to appreciate that in scientific fields where many lives and dollars are genuinely at stake, pressures can be enormous … Continue reading

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