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10th anniversary of the HIGGS BOSON

This July saw the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations. CERN celebrated with a symposium, taking a look at the results from the last ten years and thinking to the future. You can find recordings of the talks at the symposium, here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1135177/timetable/ If… Continue reading 10th anniversary of the HIGGS BOSON

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Blog, Outreach, Photography/Video

Galactic Neutrinos measured in IceCube!

Breaking news! The IceCube experiment has announced that they have measured multiple neutrinos, the elusive particles that travel all over our universe, coming from a single point source in the sky for the very first time! I've asked two colleagues, Dr Jhilik Majumdar and Rasa Muller, both experts in neutrinos, to explain this result. https://youtu.be/ZQR2mCKdluA… Continue reading Galactic Neutrinos measured in IceCube!

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Dive into ATLAS at CERN for the Global Science Show

On Friday 13th November, I took part in the Global Science Show, a Virtual Science Festival which takes place on Twitter. This event was in collaboration with LGBTSTEM Day. The aim of the show is to "share global science & put a smile on faces". Each presenter gets a 10 minute window to share the… Continue reading Dive into ATLAS at CERN for the Global Science Show

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

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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

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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