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.

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I changed the title of my previous post, because I was worried it would mislead people, or at best look like a crap pun. It was originally called “A boost in testing times”. The potentially misleading — and entirely unintentional … Continue reading

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A boost in trying times

My first ever blog post was about measuring the Higgs boson when it is produced with very high momentum and decays to b-quarks. When that happens, all the decay products of the Higgs appear in a single “jet” of particles. … Continue reading

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Today I Learned

Hampstead Heath Constabulary appear to have taken on the role of personal trainers to the community. As I took my officially-sanctioned exercise (stroll) today, one of them was driving very slowly along the paths wide enough to accommodate his car, … Continue reading

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Your mileage may vary

The corona-cancellation of travel, for both work and holiday, at least means I’m making some progress on a long-standing “to do” list.  I’m fortunate; we have a loft space where I can work, and my kids are old enough to … Continue reading

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