Category Archives: Rambling

Ten years after the “Big Bang”

Ten years ago it was Wednesday, and at 10:28 in the morning Geneva time the first protons had just made the 27 km journey through the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The media referred to it as “Big Bang Day”, and … Continue reading

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Geneva Monopoly

Just returned from a couple of weeks at CERN. Saw this in Geneva and had to buy it – you can probably tell why.

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Richard Feynman’s Centenary

Interview with Adam Rutherford on BBC Inside Science.

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How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

At Aeon Magazine (who commissioned it) but also in The Atlantic and Quartz. This summer I went on a family holiday to Cornwall, on the Helford River. The peninsula south of the river is, rather wonderfully, called The Lizard. Standing on its … Continue reading

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