Tag Archives: LHC

CERN And The Rise Of The Standard Model

“Curiosity is as old as humankind, and it is CERN’s raison d’être. When the Laboratory was founded, the structure of matter was a mystery. Today, we know that all visible matter in the Universe is composed of a remarkably small … Continue reading

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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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