Tag Archives: Large Hadron Collider

Scavenger Hunt In The CERN Computing Centre

CERN have gone and done something brilliant. “Hidden among the racks of servers and disks in the CERN Computing Centre, you’ll find Hawaiian dancers, space aliens, gorillas… all LEGO® figurines! These characters were placed about the Centre for the arrival of … Continue reading

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Two Years

Two years. Two whole years since I started this blog. Two years of changes. Two years of ramblings. How has my blog fared in two years? Here are the stats: 735 posts 3,137 tags 536 comments 194,759 views My top … Continue reading

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Decay

“Decay is a 75 minute zombie movie shot and set at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, by physics PhD students.” (Vimeo) A short review of the film can be found over at New Scientist. I agree on the excellent music, … Continue reading

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LEGO Science Models

Ah LEGO, how I love thee. Not only can you be used to create the Great Ball Contraption, but you can also be used for SCIENCE! Over at Wired, they have a collection of awesome LEGO science models. These range … Continue reading

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PHD Comics – Extra Dimensions

After the discovery of the Higgs boson, physicists Daniel Whiteson and Jonathan Feng update PHD Comics  on what’s been happening since then. Namely, they’re wondering why gravity is so weak. The answer? Extra dimensions! It’s something that confuses me a little, … Continue reading

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A Capella Science – Rolling In The Higgs

A Capella Science – Rolling In The Higgs (Adele Parody). Absolutely amazing parody of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, by A Capella Science. Rolling in the Higgs is informative, brilliant, funny, and edited together so well. One of my new … Continue reading

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Colliding Particles

Colliding Particles - Episode 1: Codename Eurostar is the first in a series of films following a team of physicists involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. “Gavin, Jon and Adam have a cunning plan to … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson Explained

PHD Comics have a great video on explaining the Higgs boson (watch it full screen on vimeo). As well as being interesting and informative, it’s also brilliantly drawn and animated. A previous PHD Comics video, Dark Matters, also talks about the … Continue reading

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A Quick Look Around The LHC

“Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.“ Go Team Proton 1! Onwards!

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The Atlas detector at the LHC… in LEGO!

Want to see the Atlas detector at the Large Hadron Collider… in LEGO? Here you go! Fantastic piece of work by Sascha Mehlhase (image here from his site), and a really great idea too. LEGO is such a versatile tool to … Continue reading

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