Tag Archives: LHC

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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Summer Highlights

One of the highlights of my summer was giving the “Highlights” talk at the end of the European Physical Society’s High Energy Physics meeting in Ghent. I wrote something about it here and here already, but today my write up of … Continue reading

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Collective Effects

There are interesting developments at the moment on the borders between particle physics and nuclear physics, in the study of hot dense blobs of matter made of quarks and gluons.

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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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