Tag Archives: New Scientist

The Higgs Boson: A Discovery

An article on the Higgs discovery in the New Scientist. I also wrote their 35th “Instant Expert” on the Higgs, around the same time. This was later adapted by them to be part of their book “Why the Universe Exists“.

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God, Stephen Hawking and M-Theory

At The Guardian. Again the video doesn’t work though, but Physics World has it here. PS “Speak My Brains”, hat-tip to the Day Today.

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Reality Check

I’ve been interviewing candidates for postdoc and PhD positions in particle physics at UCL. This against a backdrop of the start of high energy physics at the LHC, ongoing STFC cuts and government responses to them, and a general election … Continue reading

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Stay broad in science, but focus the exploitation.

I have another piece in the New Scientists S-Word blog today, discussing Lord Drayson’s recent speech on science and economic return. My comments are intended constructively from the point of view of a committed scientist who believes that science is … Continue reading

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