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    By Tommaso Dorigo | April 2nd 2014 05:10 AM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    About Tommaso

    I am an experimental particle physicist working with the CMS experiment at CERN. In my spare time I play chess, abuse the piano, and aim my dobson...

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    As I mentioned a few months ago, lately I have been writing a science book for laymen. The idea is to focus on the history of CDF, a particle physics experiment that collected data from 1985 to 2011 at the Fermilab laboratory near Chicago.

    Telling the story and the internal sociology of such a glorious and important experiment, which discovered the top quark in 1995 and produced many groundbreaking results in its 30-year-long history, would already be a fine justification of a book; but my aim is a different one - I would like to explain particle physics in a entertaining way, using as a basis the many anomalies that the experiment unearthed (and sometimes re-buried). The level of the discussion of the physics is not different to the one within which I usually stay when I write about physics in this blog.

    I have worked hard at the project in the last few months, and the book is quite close to being finished; of course it never will be finished until it gets in print, so I am now in the process of moving to the next phase, which is the one of finding an agent on the US market.

    So if you chance to know a good agent who deals with scientific texts and who might be interested in the project outlined above, drop me a line!


    Good heavens! What are you doing writing on Science 2.0?

    Is your old blog still operational anywhere else?

    Hello Ed! Nice finding you here...

    I left a comment on your blog some time ago, but then I must have forgotten
    checking if you answered it (if you did please point to the answer, I lost track
    of that).

    I have been writing here since 2009, and at that time I left the old blog unattended,
    or very nearly so. I like this place, actually. Yes, I know, Hank's political views and mine
    are not very close, but that means little to me as long as this is a free place. And I like
    the guy.

    Have fun!