Category Archives: Physics

What is the universe really made of?

The paperback edition of A Map of the Invisible is out now, and to help promote it we made a few videos on some of the themes in the book. Here’s the first one:  

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Ten years after the “Big Bang”

Ten years ago it was Wednesday, and at 10:28 in the morning Geneva time the first protons had just made the 27 km journey through the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The media referred to it as “Big Bang Day”, and … Continue reading

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Anti-protons, Dark Matter and Helium

First post of “Postcards from the Energy Frontier” at the Cosmic Shambles Network. A new measurement at CERN tells us something about the way particles travel through interstellar space. Which in turn may help a satellite on the International Space … Continue reading

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First ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

Turning out to be a busy August in physics. This breakthrough was just published in Nature: Nature news and the paper itself (open access, hurrah!). Really nice, extensive summary from CERN by Achintya Rao As you can see from the Nature News … Continue reading

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