Tag Archives: ICHEP

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What’s new?

Two years ago yesterday the discovery of a new boson – later confirmed as the Higgs – was announced at CERN, as the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) began in Melbourne. This week, ICHEP is underway again, this … Continue reading

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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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