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Top Ten Amazing Higgs Boson Facts!

November 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

To celebrate the publication of The Particle at the End of the Universe, here’s a cheat sheet for you: mind-bending facts about the Higgs boson you can use to impress friends and prospective romantic entanglements. 1. It’s not the “God particle.” Sure, people call it the God particle, because that’s the name Leon Lederman attached […]

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Time Talk

September 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

With The Particle at the End of the Universe scheduled to come out in November, most of the popular-level talks I’ll be giving in the near future will have to do with the LHC and the Higgs boson — and quantum field theory, as part of my secret agenda to get QFT accepted as part […]

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Looking for Extra Dimensions at the LHC

September 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Phd Comics, channeling physicists Daniel Whiteson and Jonathan Feng, explains how the LHC isn’t anywhere near done yet. Now that the Higgs(like) boson has been found, we’ll be looking for all sorts of other things, such as extra dimensions of space.

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Higgs Papers Out

August 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

We were all transfixed by the Higgs seminars on July 4, but the work was nowhere near over for the experimentalists — they had to actually write up papers describing the results. And of course taking the opportunity to do a little more analysis along the way. Now the papers have appeared on the arxiv. […]

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Particle Physics and Cosmology in Auckland

July 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m now in Auckland. Richard Easther, a repatriated Kiwi who came here from Yale last year to head up the physics department, has organized a workshop on “The LHC, Particle Physics and the Cosmos“, at which I gave a talk this morning. This is a very different affair […]

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Radio National RN Drive Interview

July 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I’m about to leave Melbourne for Auckland, where I’ll be speaking at and participating in a workshop Richard Easther is organizing, called The LHC, Particle Physics and the Cosmos. I’ll have a little bit more to say about the ICHEP conference, but for now, I’ll leave you with a link to a very brief interview […]

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Science Friday

July 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Back in Los Angeles, after my brief action-packed jaunt to Geneva. Higgsteria continues, and I’ll be on NPR’s Science Friday later today to talk about it. That’s 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific time. Hope to do justice to the palpable air of excitement at CERN and around the world. After that, I think certain parts of […]

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Live-Blogging the Higgs Seminar

July 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A couple of us are going to try to live-blog the July 4 Higgs update seminars from CERN. This effort will be subject to the whims of internet connectivity, of course, but we’ll do our best. At the moment we have correspondents on at least three different continents (I [Sean] am at CERN, JoAnne is […]

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Final Word from the Tevatron on the Higgs Hunt

July 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Last September 30, at 3:00 in the afternoon, after a quarter century of operations, the Tevatron collider at Fermilab collided its final proton and antiproton. Since then, physicists from the two big Tevatron experiments CDF and D0 have been analyzing the complete data set, totaling 10 inverse femtobarns, squeezing every last bit of statistical significance […]

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Hunting for Higgses

July 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Update: There’s a slightly expanded version of this post on the NOVA website, where I fill in some background on what the Higgs is and why we care. Greetings from Geneva, where I’m visiting CERN to attend the much-anticipated Higgs update seminars on Wednesday, July 4. We’re all wondering whether they will say the magic […]

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