Tag Archives: Boost

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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Boosting boost

Regular readers (hello!) will know that the topics of jet substructure, boosted objects and the annual Boost meeting often feature here, because I work on them and they are interesting and important for physics at the Large Hadron Collider (and … Continue reading

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A good week for neutrinos: highest-power beam delivers oscillations, space delivers highest energy

The NOνA far detector, at Ash River Minnesota, measures neutrinos fired from Fermilab in Chicago – 800 km away. This week NOνA reported data showing that they change types during that journey; the beginning of what promises to be an … Continue reading

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