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U.S. LHC Communications Weekly Report

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

November 4, 2015

U.S. LHC Communicator Activities


Dec 4: Photographer Nick Russell

TBD: Filmmaker Dan Birdman (National Geographic)

TBD: HBO/VICE researching for show on dark matter

Recent/upcoming activities

(Symmetry) Next Up: A Turbocharged LHC

Symmetry article covering last week’s HL-LHC meeting at CERN and the US’s involvement preparing magnets and detector upgrades.

(US 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
Views: 37,700 since published

(Symmetry) Where’s my hoverboard?

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

(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

The next Higgs boson: Made in China?

(Oct 29) Chinese state media announced China’s plan to build a collider 7 times as powerful as the LHC. Popular Science, The Guardian, Yahoo News, Motherboard, and many other sources published this story.

A Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Will Produce 15 Million Higgs Bosons Per Year

(Oct 30) Motherboard story based on the HL-LHC press release issued by CERN. Features project leader Lucio Rossi

I Stopped Illuminati Plan To Use CERN's Large Hadron Collider To Destroy The World

(Oct 25) “The Inquisitr” story is gaining some traction on psychedelic ‘news’ sites. Former UK politician claims he used global meditation to thwart the Illuminati in their attempts to destroy the world with the LHC.