Tag Archives: ICHEP

Sarkozy and the Higgs

See also Chapter 3.4 of Smashing Physics. A lot happened at ICHEP today, but I’ll stick to the presidential address and the Higgs. Quick Higgs recap: we know that something gives particles mass. According to our best theory, known as … Continue reading

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ICHEP is over, long live ICHEP

See also Chapter 3.4 of Smashing Physics. ICHEP now moves from the parallel to the plenary sessions. Some people leave, some arrive. Some, like me, stay. On Friday evening we had concert by a string quartet dressed as the Reservoir Dogs in … Continue reading

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More Bosons and a Geeky Backpack

See also Chapter 3.4 of Smashing Physics. Ok, I registered, and now have yet another geeky backpack, a pen, and a map of Paris. Plus a dog-tag with my name and “ICHEP 2010” on so that security don’t throw me … Continue reading

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Heading off to ICHEP

See also Chapter 3.4 of Smashing Physics. I’m writing this on the Eurostar at St.Pancras, waiting for it to pull out of the station and take us to Paris, and the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP). Of course there … Continue reading

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