Author Archives: Jon Butterworth

About Jon Butterworth

UCL Physics prof, works on LHC, writes (books, Cosmic Shambles and elsewhere). Citizen of England, UK, Europe & Nowhere, apparently.

US Election Week

“Stress and nervous tension are now serious social problems in all parts of the Galaxy, and it is in order that this situation should not be in any way exacerbated that the following facts will now be revealed in advance. … Continue reading

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Dark words

At the Cosmic Shambles Network. * Note added after some discussion with colleagues: The FCC document on which I think the Nature article relies says “The FCC-hh would essentially provide a comprehensive search for WIMP DM”. The word “essentially” seems important here; I … Continue reading

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Cross Reference

I once saw a reference letter that a Senior Physicist had written for a colleague I had worked with closely. The letter compared my colleague to me, along the lines of “X is as good as Jon at Y, but … Continue reading

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Oceans, teeth and particles

The Cosmic Shambles network continues producing excellent content through the COVID crisis, and I was happy to feature on their Sunday Science Q&A last week with Robin and Helen, and Brenna Hassett as the other guest. The recording is below. … Continue reading

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