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U.S. LHC Communications Weekly Report

U.S. LHC Communications and Media Relations: Sarah Charley (FNAL)

October 26, 2015

U.S. LHC Communicator Activities


Late October: Voice of America: Persian Network    Canceled

Early December: Photographer Nick Russell visit

TBD: Filmmaker Dan Birdman

Recent/upcoming activities

(U.S. LHC video) Back to the Future

Video examining technologies predicted by the movie “Back to the future” that fundamental physics research helped make a reality.
Published: Oct 20
First week: 34,680 views

(Symmetry) Where’s my hoverboard?

Symmetry article examining how superconductors work (in honor of “Back to the Future” day.)
Published: Oct 21

(Symmetry) Scientists discuss future HL-LHC upgrades

Article about the HL-LHC meeting taking place at CERN this week. Based on the planned press release by CERN.
Schedule to publish: Oct 29

(Symmetry Q&A videos) A series of short videos that answer commonly asked questions:
  • Why are some accelerators so large?
  • If objects are mostly made of empty space, why do they feel solid?
  • What is the smallest thing that exists?
  • What would happen if something moved faster than light?
Media Highlights

Large Hadron Collider ‘Could Be About To Find A Parallel Universe’

(Oct 22) Yahoo! News article inaccurately portraying searches for extra dimensions ad searches for a parallel universe.

Sticky Stuff: Elusive Glueballs Possibly Found in Atom Smasher

(Oct 22) Live science article about the possible sighting of “glueballs” (i.e. composite particles made entirely of gluons) in data from the CMS detector.

Revolutionary Science That Changed the World

(Oct 25) Huffington Post article reviewing a new book by Michael Hiltzik that discusses big science and how projects in particle physics are changing the way discoveries are made (contributor from PBS).