Tag Archives: New Scientist

The Oval, Hull, ExCel and CERN

Talking about particle physics is very audience-dependent A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk – “Scientific Section Presidential Address“, in fact – at the British Science Festival in Hull. I’ve just been sent links to a write-up (in … Continue reading

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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

I speak my brain on Channel 4 News about the booksellers’ current favourite controversy – Stephen Hawking versus God Yesterday, when I should have been writing a paper about data from the Atlas detector at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider, I was … Continue reading

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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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