Letter in the Sunday Times

Of which I wrote on average about 1/8 of a character…
See here.

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How much mass does the W boson have?

And why it matters

At the Guardian.

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Our “Map of the Invisible”

Interview with John Humphrys on BBC Radio 4 Today programme, prior to the book launch at the Royal Institution. Here’s my lecture from the Royal Institution:

And here is the Q&A afterwards:

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A Strange Journey: Review of Atom Land

via  A Strange Journey

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Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

Book review in Publishers’ Weekly.

Butterworth (Most Wanted Particle), a CERN alum and professor of physics at University College London, explains everything particle physics from antimatter to Z bosons in this charming trek through a landscape of “the otherwise invisible.” His accessible narrative cleverly relates difficult concepts, such as wave-particle duality or electron spin, in bite-size bits. Readers become explorers on Butterworth’s metaphoric map… Read more.

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Book review

via A Map of the Invisible – Journeys into Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth

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Book Shambles

Recorded backstage at the Hammersmith Apollo. In which I talk about Logicomix.

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After 40 years of studying the strong nuclear force, a revelation

At the Guardian.

 

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Compendium of Reason

A fun night in Hammersmith, see Robin Ince’s summary.

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Nine Lessons and Carols 2017

The mix of comedy, science and music returned.

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