Blog, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Pride was a riot

I created this post and graphic for the LGBTQ social media channels, but I want to share it here as well. Pride was a riot. Without Black and Trans folks, we wouldn't have made the progress in equality that we have today. At the start of Pride month we want to unequivocally state that we… Continue reading Pride was a riot

Blog, Outreach

Particle Physics at CERN – Live Talk | Fundraiser for Mermaids UK

Do you want to know how to measure a new particle and what the biggest questions in particle physics are? If so, then this 30 minute live talk about particle physics at CERN using the ATLAS detector is for you! After the presentation, there was a 30 minute question and answer session. This talk is… Continue reading Particle Physics at CERN – Live Talk | Fundraiser for Mermaids UK

Blog, Uncategorized

Creating a custom science-themed laptop skin!

As an experimental particle physicist, my laptop is an extension of myself. I use it every day to work, to run my code, to talk to colleagues around the world, to check Twitter, and also to relax. I'm writing this post on it right now! Since I (usually) travel a lot, it's a vital way… Continue reading Creating a custom science-themed laptop skin!

Blog, Outreach, Science

Recreating the nails in the box video

There's a video going around social media of a box of nails getting sorted by shaking. I was sceptical about whether this was a real video, or reversed, so as a good scientist, I decided to recreate the experiment for myself! Here are the results: https://youtu.be/HEwGeqR4duQ What do you think? Do you believe it? Have… Continue reading Recreating the nails in the box video

Blog, Outreach

On Call for the ATLAS experiment

This weekend I was on call for the @atlasexperiment, specifically for our control room shifts monitoring the Inner Detector. What does that mean? It means I left my weekend free to be called if someone who was scheduled to be on shift during this time gets sick, injured, or is otherwise unavailable. It wasn't likely… Continue reading On Call for the ATLAS experiment

Blog, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Running, Uncategorized

The Great North Run and Mermaids

I am thrilled to announce that in September, I will be running the Great North Run for Mermaids! Me running the Paris Marathon. This is the best photo of me running I have. Thanks Julien Villa-Massone! (Note: image has been edited to remove the logo on the t-shirt). Every young person deserves to grow up… Continue reading The Great North Run and Mermaids

Blog, Science, Travel

RD50 Workshop

As I mentioned in my last post, this week I'm at a workshop discussing the development of semiconductor devices that can survive in the very heart of experiments on the LHC (and beyond!). This collaboration is call RD50 and is, unimaginatively, the 50th research and development group at CERN. This workshop meets twice a year; once at… Continue reading RD50 Workshop