Category Archives: Arts

The Standard Model at Fifty

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. … Continue reading

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Cartographic Errors

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 … Continue reading

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Life, Physics and Everything

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.

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What time is it and why?

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.

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A Strange Journey: Review of Atom Land

via  A Strange Journey

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Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

Book review in Publishers’ Weekly. Butterworth (Most Wanted Particle), a CERN alum and professor of physics at University College London, explains everything particle physics from antimatter to Z bosons in this charming trek through a landscape of “the otherwise invisible.” … Continue reading

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Book review

via A Map of the Invisible – Journeys into Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth

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Book Shambles

Recorded backstage at the Hammersmith Apollo. In which I talk about Logicomix.

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Compendium of Reason

A fun night in Hammersmith, see Robin Ince’s summary.

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Nine Lessons and Carols 2017

The mix of comedy, science and music returned.

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