Category Archives: Rambling

Things beginning with P

I occasionally get asked, since the LHC is not currently providing collisions, what we’re actually doing now. Answers include Protons, Papers, Poppadoms, Preparation, Python, Pictures and Philip Pullman.

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île des Quarks

Ok, this is basically a boast post, but I just got the French edition of “A Map of the Invisible” (actually they went with the US title and layout, so “Atom Land”) and I am very pleased with it. Ooh … Continue reading

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Being English abroad, 2019

My weekend was mostly spent on the French side of border country, experiencing serial incidents of Englishness. On Saturday we went to a lake and swam. There was a French guy who seemed to be staring at me while I … Continue reading

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Nature Careers: Working Scientist podcast

I talked to Julie Gould for Nature recently, about the challenges of working on big collaborations, of doing physics in the media spotlight, on why LHC had more impact with the public than LEP, and more. (I also occasionally manage … Continue reading

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