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LHCb Measures Unity, Finds 0.6

With a slightly anti-climatic timing if we consider the just ended orgy of new results presented...

Waiting For Jupiter

This evening I am blogging from a residence in Sesto val Pusteria, a beautiful mountain village...

Winter 2017 LHC Results: The Higgs Is Still There, But...

Snow is melting in the Alps, and particle physicists, who have flocked to La Thuile for exciting...

The Way I See It

Where by "It" I really mean the Future of mankind. The human race is facing huge new challenges...

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Tommaso Dorigo is an experimental particle physicist, who works for the INFN at the University of Padova, and collaborates with the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. He coordinates the European network... Read More »

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Reporting on scientific results to a broad audience is difficult, in my opinion, not so much because of the need to explain things in a simple way -which is easy and fun, once you master the matter- as for the self-discipline you are forced to stick to.
If you happened to visit this site earlier today, you may have found it devoid of a suitable banner. That is because I took some time pondering on that design detail for this new site. I wanted something that resembled the banner of the old site which hosted my blog, over at wordpress, which showed a starry field; but I also wanted to convey some personality with it -no more anonymous pictures stolen from a prepackaged theme (Regulus in that case); and possibly, some meaning.
This short post is my first contribution to ScientificBlogging: with it I am relocating my blog here from wordpress. I am thrilled by the opportunity to join a larger group of excellent science writers, and possibly reach a larger audience interested in particle physics and in my other occasional discussions of chess, politics, astronomy, astrophysics, or the personal notes I sometimes choose  to dump here.