ICHEP is over. After the last plenary session the few remaining braves stormed out of the auditorium, strained with conference fatigue, and headed back home. I must confess, I found a week-long conference, with six full days packed with presentations, pretty long and tiring. I'm not completely surprised that in the last days not many […]
If you have lived in France (but not in Paris) at least for a little while, you have certainly learned the hard way that there's no France outside Paris. Or, like the inhabitants of the City of Light prefer to put it, Paris est la France, et la France est Paris. While there are certainly […]
Now we know, the Higgs boson did not show up at Tevatron. Yet. But we also know that, if it exists, we would not find it in the 158-175 GeV mass range. The finally came to an end, certainly matching the expectation, at least for what concerns the show part. Well, as for the scientific […]
Featuring Steve Myers and the status of LHC, the Spokespersons of the LHC experiments and their highlights, physicists queuing for the Presidential speech, Nicolas Sarkozy at ICHEP, the new Tevatron Higgs combination. Have fun.
The Fermi Sky Not everyone is visiting Paris (but still...) A supernova exploding in Salle Maillot Lonely poster session The trouble with Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays Preparing for the President...
Saturday sessions were not really well attended. if we exclude the one on CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays that succeed in packing a lot of people in one of the smaller rooms. Maybe the average ICHEP participant decided to make the grasse matinee, or simply to be a tourist in the City of Light […]
Friday afternoon I sat again in a relatively packed room for the Higgs session. The effect of the rumor seems to fade away, but there is still quite a buzz around the Tevatron Higgs searches, especially because our friends are professionally distilling their results at a tantalizing pace, and - in case you missed that […]
È ufficiale: lunedì a mezzogiorno il Presidente della Repubblica Francese Sarkozy ci delizierà con la sua presenza qui a ICHEP, e arringherà la folla di fisici (in francese, bien sur, ma con traduzione simultanea in inglese ) con un bel discorsetto di incoraggiamento. Evviva, che bello, qui siamo tutti entusiasti 🙂 La venuta del caro […]
There must be some secret competition among the organizers of different conferences, aiming to to invent the most fancy gadget to offer the participants. While probably the organizers sincerely put some effort in this conference gadget business, reality is that the average participant rarely uses them, and often tosses them to dust in a remote […]