Category Archives: Physics

Conceptual design for a post-LHC future circular collider at CERN

This conceptual design report came out today. It looks like an impressive amount of work and although I am familiar with some of its contents, it will take time to digest, and I will undoubtedly be writing more about it … Continue reading

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A Dark Matter mystery explained?

A paper on the arXiv this morning offers an explanation for an intriguing, long-standing anomalous result from the DAMA experiment. According to our current best model of how the universe hangs together, the Earth orbits the Sun within a galactic … Continue reading

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Mile End Road

I spent most of the past two days in the “Arts 2” building of Queen Mary University of London, on Mile End Road. According to Wikipedia, Mile End was one of the earliest suburbs of London, recorded in 1288 as … Continue reading

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Theory, experiment and supersymmetry

I am dismayed by the plethora of null results coming out of my experiment, as well as from our friendly rivals, at the Large Hadron Collider. Don’t get me wrong, null results are important and it is a strength of … Continue reading

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