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From liquid argon to M theory?

See also Chapter 2.6 of Smashing Physics. Claiming to understand the universe from first principles is all very well, but the foundations have to be built on experiment and observation. And it is slow, hard work. Even in Pisa. Continued … Continue reading

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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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Supersymmetry: The Higgs boson’s flexible friend

This post is also on The Guardian. See also Chapter 3.5 of Smashing Physics. Next week I am giving a talk a the SUSY 2010 conference in Bonn. It is a bit weird that there have been seventeen of these annual SUSY … Continue reading

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