Category Archives: Science

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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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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USA Temperature: can I sucker you?

Originally posted on Open Mind:
Suppose I wanted to convince people that temperature in the USA wasn’t going up, it was going down. What would I show? Let’s try yearly average temperature in the conterminous U.S., also known as the…

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Two quarks for Muster Higgs

Since the big discovery of 2012, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been accumulating data and making steady progress. Two recent results establish the origins of the mass of the two heaviest quarks At the Guardian.

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All genius, all buffoon: 100 years of Richard Feynman

Audio documentary by Robin Ince and Trent Burton at the Cosmic Shambles network.

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ProtoDUNE

Interview on BBC Inside Science.

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LHC Upgrade and the AWAKE Experiment

Interview on BBC Radio 4 Inside Science.

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Richard Feynman’s Centenary

Interview with Adam Rutherford on BBC Inside Science.

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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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How much mass does the W boson have?

And why it matters At the Guardian.

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