[blog post] Shifting expectations

15 04 2012

It’s 2012. We have stable beams. We’re at 8TeV. We’re taking data and I’m sitting in the ATLAS Control Room again. Fans of my blog will remember my previous onshift posts and, yes, today I had an awesome breakfast of roasted duck (a special treat from a visiting professor).

So ATLAS Control Room, we meet again...

So ATLAS Control Room, we meet again...

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[reblog] Scenes from CERN: March 27-April 1

1 04 2012

Last week my boss, Steve, came to CERN and we worked together on some common projects. He blogged about his week with some cool photos:

The LHC magnet testing facility (S Sekula)

The LHC magnet testing facility (S Sekula)

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[blog post] Physicists discover large body orbiting Earth!

1 04 2012

After gathering a huge amount of data the physicists at the Ice Cube experiment in Antarctica have come to an inescapable and startling conclusion. There is a massive body orbiting the Earth, and the scientists can see its “shadow” in their data. They can even trace its path across the sky.

The position of neutrinos in the sky respect to Luno (Ice Cube)

The position of neutrinos in the sky respect to Luno (Ice Cube)

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