Category Archives: Particle Physics

See-saws, recycling and the W mass

Earlier this year the CDF collaboration published a measurement of the mass of the W boson which caused something of a stir. I even made it the topic of my slot at the rescheduled “Nine lessons for Curious People” in … Continue reading

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A Decade of the Higgs Boson and Beyond

Some bits and pieces on today’s festivities. An article at the Cosmic Shambles Network: There’s also a live webcast from CERN. And (along with several others) I talked to Harry Cliff for this excellent New Scientist article, and am extensively … Continue reading

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The importance of measurements

Having been pretty much bedridden with Covid for most of the week, I am now feeling much better. I still have those two lines on the thingy though, so today have added a cricket match to the list of missed … Continue reading

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When is a Higgs not a Higgs?

Last Thursday, along with most of the STFC Technology and Accelerators Advisory Board (TAAB) I had a tour of RAL Space and RAL Technology Division. Lots of very cool stuff (and in some cases we are talking milli-Kelvin-and-below cool). Since … Continue reading

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