Category Archives: Science

My First Recorded Seminar at LBNL

I’ve been rather busy in the last few weeks planning my transition from a mere student to a slightly elevated status in the academic world: post-doc researcher. This involves concluding the PhD with the long and laborious writing of a … Continue reading

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Gotcha!

ATLAS now has a new result out there, and it’s the one I’ve been working on for the past 2 years! I still need to assess how much I can talk about the nitty gritty details of our analysis, I … Continue reading

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Explaining the Higgs boson discovery on the Up-Goer Five Text Editor

The Up-Goer Five Text Editor will check every word you type and make sure it is part of the 10,000 most common words used. It’s fun and frustrating to play with. I took a crack at explaining the Higgs boson discovery … Continue reading

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Holiday break project : CDER

This post is rather technical. All you need to know is that I created a rather pretty piece of software which allows me to take a good look at the collisions we record at the ATLAS experiment. This project made … Continue reading

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Exolife: an interesting picture is emerging

There have a been a number of interesting articles coming out recently about alien solar systems. When you consider three articles in particular, the sense that the conditions necessary for life are widespread in our own galaxy gets very strong. … Continue reading

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What to make of the HCP ATLAS and CMS Higgs results

The HCP conference that ended about a week ago turned out to be a bit disappointing/unsettling. Just before I start, let me say that all that follows here is my own opinion: it has absolutely nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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Implications of the Higgs boson, part III

Part I, Part II So there’s this new particle around that’s thought to be the Standard Model Higgs boson. The next big news on this particle is coming very soon. Two weeks from now, on November 12th, a conference in … Continue reading

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