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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

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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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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

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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

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Women in Science and the Media

Last week I was at a workshop unlike the usual meetings I attend.  This one was called "Communication & Impact for Female Early Career Researchers". Firstly I should apologise to one of the course instructors, Claire Ainsworth, as I've already broken one of the first rules we learnt during the course, that is that a story should be… Continue reading Women in Science and the Media

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Comedy Collider: No Cause for ConCERN

On Friday the 13th of June the Comedy Collider team hosted our second show at CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation. The seats were once-again completely sold-out before the day of the event, and the waiting list was only growing, so we we looked forward to a good crowd. We'd enlisted a entirely brand new set… Continue reading Comedy Collider: No Cause for ConCERN