Thought for the month

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Origin uncertain, usually attributed as a Chinese Proverb.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Find your own Boson?

Would you like to do a bit of freelance particle physics?  CERN has more than 300 terabytes of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data online for free. The data covers roughly half the experiments run by the LHC's CMS detector during 2011. This includes over 100 terabytes or 2.5 inverse femtobarns of data from proton collisions at 7 TeV. To help with data handling CERN has also made software based on its in-house data modelling tool, CernVM, free to download but even so, probably not a task for the mobile connection

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