Tag Archives: STFC

Progress report from CERN

At the Guardian.

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What’s in your bag?

At the Guardian.

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This is important. You have £5.8 billion to spend on science things

At the Guardian.

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Neutrons, exoplanets and SKA: how to invest £300m

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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From Higgs Hunters to Job Seekers

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee are currently looking into Astronomy and Particle Physics in the UK. At The Guardian.

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Delivery Plan

Posted on The Guardian 23/12/2010.

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Coffee and Neutrons

Amazing neutron-vision video of coffee being made. Just one of the things you can do with neutrons, and one of the (few) perks of being on an STFC committee. At The Guardian. See also Chapter 4.2 of Smashing Physics.

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Notes from Chicago II

We’ve been in ChicagoLand for three weeks tomorrow. Haven’t made any huge contribution to the Argonne national laboratory physics program yet, but have worked out which cafeteria queue to get in to get the tall blonde lady who charges you … Continue reading

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Is poor advice betraying UK science and engineering?

The UK is reputedly poor at capitalising on its scientific excellence. Is this due to a lack of vision in the advice given to politicians? Crises provide opportunities, as every good manager knows. From my point of view as a … Continue reading

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