See also Chapter 3.4 of Smashing Physics.
I’m writing this on the Eurostar at St.Pancras, waiting for it to pull out of the station and take us to Paris, and the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP).
Of course there are many international conferences on high energy physics, it’s a completely international subject. But there’s only one ICHEP. Well, one every two years, anyway. And this, after many promises and a false start, is the ICHEP where first data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be presented to the world.
The rest of this post is on the Guardian Science blog.