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Finding the Higgs boson using a collander...no wait, a collider

Higgs Boson. The “God particle”.

It has nothing to do with smashing brussel sprouts together – apologies if the title of this blog post has left you a tad disappointed. 1,304 more words

Quote for Today: Edward Mills Purcell

I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. 70 more words

Quote For Today

Proof positive


protons are positive

their very nature

enviable yet



why does it seem there’s
been a miscarriage
of the particles
that make me? 29 more words


My first 200K Brevet !

I have been dormant for so long that it seemed to be a far fetched idea that I would be doing anything endurance related for a while to come. 3,138 more words

Accelerators for Health and Medicine

Treating cancer – X-Ray therapy

X-ray theraphy is the most common form of radiotherapy. Almost half of the 240 thousand patients per year who are diagnosed with cancer in Italy are subjected to radiotherapy with X-rays. 524 more words


The Universe in 10 Features: 4. Reionisation

The Universe coming out of the cosmic dark ages was a bleak place. The afterglow of the Big Bang had slipped into infrared radiation and neutral hydrogen was a mist stretching the entire cosmos. 162 more words


The Sub-Atomic World: Land Of Make-Believe

I think most of the silliness of modern, small-scale theoretical physics stems from the fundamental and erroneous notion, adopted quite early in the Quantum revolution, that sub-atomic particles retain their integrity and charge WITHIN the atom. 2,234 more words