Category Archives: Physics

Dark words

At the Cosmic Shambles Network. * Note added after some discussion with colleagues: The FCC document on which I think the Nature article relies says “The FCC-hh would essentially provide a comprehensive search for WIMP DM”. The word “essentially” seems important here; I … Continue reading

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Cross Reference

I once saw a reference letter that a Senior Physicist had written for a colleague I had worked with closely. The letter compared my colleague to me, along the lines of “X is as good as Jon at Y, but … Continue reading

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Oceans, teeth and particles

The Cosmic Shambles network continues producing excellent content through the COVID crisis, and I was happy to feature on their Sunday Science Q&A last week with Robin and Helen, and Brenna Hassett as the other guest. The recording is below. … Continue reading

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Vector-like Quarks

My colleagues and I have a new paper on the arXiv today on New sensitivity of current LHC measurements to vector-like quarks. Vector-like quarks are hypothetical  particles that appear in some extensions of the Standard Model. Such extensions are continually being … Continue reading

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