Category Archives: Physics

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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Stay at Home Festival

I just did a live Q&A with Hannah Fry, Helen Czerski and Robin Ince. If you watch it you can learn all kinds of stuff about quarks, champagne corks, charts & graphs, zero gravity flights and the dangers of trying … Continue reading

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A boost in trying times

My first ever blog post was about measuring the Higgs boson when it is produced with very high momentum and decays to b-quarks. When that happens, all the decay products of the Higgs appear in a single “jet” of particles. … Continue reading

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Your mileage may vary

The corona-cancellation of travel, for both work and holiday, at least means I’m making some progress on a long-standing “to do” list.  I’m fortunate; we have a loft space where I can work, and my kids are old enough to … Continue reading

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