“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
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