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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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Signs of life

I’m back in Vancouver. I’m about to start writing my PhD thesis soon. The last 4 months have been rather intense, but very rewarding. I can’t tell the whole story just yet, because it hasn’t ended yet. I don’t know … 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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Implications of the Higgs boson, part I

It feels like it’s been a while since I talked about some physics. I planned to do a quick list of the different implications of the Higgs boson, but then I got carried away by how fun the details actually … Continue reading

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Welcome to a New World

It will still take me a while to wrap my head around this, even if I had a head-start. I have been skeptical of the existence of the Higgs boson, but my skepticism is – almost – no longer justified. … Continue reading

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