Tag Archives: CERN

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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Things beginning with P

I occasionally get asked, since the LHC is not currently providing collisions, what we’re actually doing now. Answers include Protons, Papers, Poppadoms, Preparation, Python, Pictures and Philip Pullman.

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Nature Careers: Working Scientist podcast

I talked to Julie Gould for Nature recently, about the challenges of working on big collaborations, of doing physics in the media spotlight, on why LHC had more impact with the public than LEP, and more. (I also occasionally manage … Continue reading

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Future echoes

I have three email inboxes, for UCL, CERN and personal stuff. Catching up on some CERN bulk mails of the last few weeks, three interesting articles I thought worth sharing. One is a report from the “Future Circular Collider” (FCC) … Continue reading

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