The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is running again now for 2023, which means it's no longer possible to go underground (due to the synchrotron radiation, it's not good to be next to the LHC while it's running). But before we turned back on again for this year, I went underground together with my colleague… Continue reading Live tour of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN (recording)
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
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!
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
30 second science demo
As part of the final instalment of Sam's Socially Distant Science Quiz, which was run each Monday over the lockdown by the wonderful Sam Langford, we were asked to prepare a 30 second science demo. Here's a recreation of mine! https://youtu.be/kB-HcpwSb-o Many thanks to Sam, once again for the fantastic weekly quiz and raising over… Continue reading 30 second science demo
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
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
How to use a laser pointer in Zoom
I've been using Zoom for a little while now for virtual meetings with other scientists and colleagues at work, and I don't see many people using the virtual laser pointer. In case you didn't know that it was available, I made a quick video to show you how to get it: https://youtu.be/wGDLCQz2qJ4
YouTube Channel Introduction
I had way too much fun making this short channel intro for YouTube Check it out below and if you like the sound of what I'm planning, please subscribe, it will really help me to grow the channel! Thank you. https://youtu.be/jPv_qCms0Hk
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!