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!
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
Hello! It's been a while. I let this website slip and stopped posting and honestly I don't remember why. However, the longer it had been since I'd last posted the more I felt like I needed to have something especially good to post when I came back. But as they say, perfection is the enemy… Continue reading Shaking off the dust
I first started trying to learn French when I planned to moved to Geneva to work at CERN for my PhD. I took a few lessons and downloaded a podcast, but when I actually arrived, and was surrounded by Brits, or English speaking colleagues, I quickly found that other tasks took higher priority and I didn't get… Continue reading Parlez-vous français ?
One of the perks of being a particle physicist, is the travel. Actually, I should rephrase that: one of the perks of being a particle physicist with a (limited) travel budget is that you get to travel. But you have to earn it. As I write this I am sat in the departure lounge of Paris'… Continue reading Conference Travel