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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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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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Implications of the Higgs boson, part II

Part I If you have been following the news about the Higgs boson, you may have heard the standard explanation to why discovering it is such a big deal: it is the provider of mass in the Universe. Too often, … Continue reading

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Musings on large collaborations

I work in the very large ATLAS collaboration (3000 scientists). Everybody you interact with on a daily basis is part of the same technical effort, analyzing the same data and reaching towards similar goals. There is a lot of competition between members … Continue reading

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