Travel

Academic nomad

Here is a collection of some of my favourite photos taken on my academic nomadic journeys. Most of them were shot with a phone and they may have been Instagram'ed for the filters. You can expect a mixture of scenic and scientific. (Note this album will be updated as I take new photos - come back later… Continue reading Academic nomad

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Real Scientists

Last week I was the curator of the Real Scientists Twitter account (@RealScientists). It coincided with a trip to CERN for a test beam experiment so I took full advantage of being on site to show as much of CERN as possible. I ended up having a lot of fun being a tourist in my own… Continue reading Real Scientists

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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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Hunting the Higgs

This week I've been at the Higgs Hunting workshop in Orsay near Paris, France. This also happens to be my home institute, so there was no travel involved. The conference is three days long and brings together theorists and experimentalists from around the world to discuss current Higgs results, and also to explore what we can… Continue reading Hunting the Higgs

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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

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Zombies at CERN

Not everyone who knows me, knows that I like horror films, but I do! In fact, I'm a particular fan of zombie films. I'm such a fan, I even made a feature length one with fellow zombie-loving physicists a few years ago at CERN! Our film is called Decay, and it's named because decay is a word that is appropriate… Continue reading Zombies at CERN

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Higgs Boson and Beyond

In my last post, I wrote about the second year anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery, so it was very timely that the weekend directly afterwards I spent at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition, talking to the public about the Higgs boson and where it could lead. The exhibit was a partnership of many… Continue reading Higgs Boson and Beyond