Last year I did a run-down of my year and thought I’d do the same again this year.
Anyone following the CERN switch-on in the media may have seen the article in the Telegraph this week about how some physicists have been getting death threats. Brian was quoted as saying, “Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.” As of this writing, teh interwebs is alight with conversations about [...]
I read an article written by the lovely Mike “Sizemore” Atherton today on the Creative Choices blog. It’s about Chris Morris, CERN, Science and the Arts. I won’t go too much into what he wrote, because I’d like you to go there and read it, but he wrote about how he’s never really been interested [...]
What a great time I’ve had over the past five days! As you will have already known, Phil Plait was over in the UK to visit CERN with us over the weekend. You can read about it on his site and, of course, the podcast he and Brian did will be going live soon, too. [...]
I just thought I’d let everyone know that I’ve updated the design of CERNPodcast today. It might still be messy in places, but I can’t do anymore on it. I’ve been staring at a screen for 6 hours straight and now have eyestrain… Still, I think it’s so beautiful that my temporary partial blindness is [...]
OK, well, not quite. Firstly, because I am a foreign national in the UK and can’t vote. Secondly, because I’m a Democrat (American, like), I still equate ‘rightwing’ with ‘neocon’ and it makes me fume and get all angry and want to argue with Bush-loving Fundamentalist Christian Military Housewives. Saying that… Brian and I just [...]
Brian and our friend Alom Shaha made a series of films about CERN and physics last year. Alom has re-cut some of it into a kind of ‘trailer’ for CERN. Lovely.
On first thought, I’d say that 2007 was fairly uneventful. My past few months have consisted of me being ill and feeling like I’ve done very little other than try and get healthy again… Then, when I properly think about it, I realise that the whole year has been MENTAL! January Me and Charlie Brooker [...]
Some new photos from CERN taken whilst doing the CERN Podcast. These are some lovely photos from the computer centre, mainly from the ‘computer graveyard’. Click for bigger versions at Flickr where you can see more photos.
A little video of Kevin Eldon and Simon Munnery at CERN. With Machadaynu goodness. :)
Via CERN Podcast… Kevin Eldon and Simon Munnery are well-known to British comedy fans. Also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, Simon Munnery is a comedy writer and experimental standup comedian.The Observer newspaper called Simon, ‘One of the most original and talented comedians in the country’. He’s [...]
Minnesota Public Radio is one of the very best radio stations in the world. Of course, being from Minnesota originally, I could be biased… :) Brian was on today as a guest during an hour-long phone-in programme talking about CERN and physics generally. You can listen to the whole programme here. For more on CERN, [...]
OK. A couple exciting things. First things first, as all of you Sunshine fans will have heard by now, the film is being released in the US and Canada on the 20th of July! Yes! Finally. I’m soooooo very excited. I’m hoping to be in the States then, too, so I’ll be able to go [...]
Brian took John Barrowman ie Captain Jack from Dr. Who and Torchwood to CERN the other week. Those of you with iTunes will be able to listen to it here. Non-iTunes people can get it here. It’s very funny. And cheeky.
I had a wonderful time at LIFT again this year. I saw Henriette, Sig and Maryam and finally met Stephanie– and, in fact, many more people whose cards are in my bag, but I’m in bed and don’t have the energy to go downstairs to get them… :-/ Brian, a couple of his CERN colleagues [...]