Doing it for the thrill

This week I have been trying in vain to garner an interest in frequentist confidence levels. To be honest, I’m doing it (high energy physics) for the thrill.

We just got two picobarns of data in a day, which has excited me immensely. I have only just realised that I have been standing in the same position in my kitchen for two hours submitting jobs to the grid and my feet are completely numb. When I have finished writing this I will simply allow myself to fall to the floor and then drag my lifeless body to the bedroom for a couple of hours sleep.

Continued on The Guardian.

About lilyasquith

I am a particle physicist working on sonification of the data output from the ATLAS detector at CERN. The project I'm working on is called LHCsound and is funded by the STFC. It is based at University College London where I have just finished my PhD on the search prospects for a low mass standard model Higgs Boson. I have now moved to Chicago to start an ATLAS postdoc with Argonne National Laboratory.
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