Let’s see. The bailout bill was scuttled.
The stock market is tanking.
The Hubble repair mission is delayed.
The LHC is on ice until the spring.
John McCain is still running for President.
But that’s all okay, because:
Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .