Daily Archives: July 4, 2012

Comic Sans? Seriously?

I have no words to use in explaining the thoughts that ran through my head upon realisation that the results for what may well be one of the greatest discoveries in modern physics were presented using the font Comic Sans. … Continue reading

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So what exactly is a sigma anyway?

Particle physics isn’t the most comprehensible thing at the best of times. So if you’re one of the large percentage of the population who don’t really know what a sigma is or why a boson is so important, you might … Continue reading

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A brand new boson?

It’s official. As was the subject of a press conference here in Europe this morning, the LHC has discovered a new particle. Is it the much talked about Higgs boson? Evidently it’s far too early to say with certainty. But whatever … Continue reading

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