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Notes from Chicago II

We’ve been in ChicagoLand for three weeks tomorrow. Haven’t made any huge contribution to the Argonne national laboratory physics program yet, but have worked out which cafeteria queue to get in to get the tall blonde lady who charges you … Continue reading

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Is poor advice betraying UK science and engineering?

The UK is reputedly poor at capitalising on its scientific excellence. Is this due to a lack of vision in the advice given to politicians? Crises provide opportunities, as every good manager knows. From my point of view as a … Continue reading

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Discover Your Paper’s Other Side

Good to see that an STFC employee has come up with some money-saving ideas in response to the government’s appeal. I’m not qualified to comment on the salary freeze. The point about end-of-year flexibility is so obviously true it is … Continue reading

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Brain Drained

This post also at the Guardian. See also Chapter 7.5 of Smashing Physics. On Saturday I went to a leaving party for Lily Asquith of LHCSound fame. Lily was one of our PhD students on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Having graduated, … Continue reading

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