Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

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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