At the beginning of June 2018, I gave an (academic) talk on the discovery of the Higgs boson at a meeting at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) to celebrate fifty years of the Standard Model – the SM@50.
The list of speakers was without doubt the most eminent collection of physicists I have ever been a part of. In alphabetical order, and mostly with links to the reasons for their eminence:
Despite my best efforts and those of several others, there are, inevitably, some errors in A Map of the Invisible/Atom Land. Apologies.
When they get spotted and reported, they get fixed in future editions. Where they might cause confusion to the reader who have older editions, I am collecting them on this page. I’ll also add any note or queries which come up and seem like they might be interesting, just as I did with Smashing Physics.
When the Guardian’s science blog network closes, Life & Physics will have been here for eight years. Physics has come a long way in that time, but there is (as always) more to be done…
My sign-off from The Guardian.
Collision event recorded by ATLAS at the CERN LHC in 2017 (run=328263, event=953423990). Photograph: ATLAS/CERN
Since the big discovery of 2012, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been accumulating data and making steady progress. Two recent results establish the origins of the mass of the two heaviest quarks
At the Guardian.
The visitor centre at the ALICE experiment on the CERN Large Hadron Collider Photograph: Jon Butterworth
Audio documentary by Robin Ince and Trent Burton at the Cosmic Shambles network.
Interview on BBC Radio 4 Inside Science.
Interview with Adam Rutherford on BBC Inside Science.
The particles of which the universe is made don’t much care which way time goes. But we do, and so do the stars and the planets.
At the Guardian.