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U.S. LHC Communications Weekly Report

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

December 2, 2015

U.S. LHC Communicator Activities


Dec 4: Photographer Nick Russell

TBD: Filmmaker Dan Birdman (National Geographic) - research stage

TBD: HBO/VICE - research stage

Recent/upcoming activities

(Symmetry) Revamped LHC goes heavy metal

Article about the start of the LHC heavy ion run, featuring researchers from the University of Houston, Brookhaven, and Berkeley.
Published: Nov 25

(Symmetry) Shining light inside the proton

Symmetry article about how University of Kansas researchers on the CMS experiment are looking at photon-proton interaction in the LHC to study the internal structure and density of protons.

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

Artificial intelligence called in to tackle LHC data deluge

(Dec 1) Nature New article about the recent LHC data conference that took place earlier in November. Focuses on how machine learning could improve data interpretation and collection techniques. Features Maria Spiropulu (California Institute of Technology in Pasadena).

All eyes on ions at next LHC run

(Nov 25) Rice University press release about the start of the lead ion run and the research Rice University is performing at the LHC.

UCSB Scientists Help Upgrade Particle Collider

(Nov 28) Santa Barbara local publication, ’The Independent’, describes the work UCSB scientists are performing to upgrade the CMS detector for the HL LHC.

CERN starts first lead collisions in upgraded Large Hadron Collider

(Nov 25) Ars Technica article about the start of the LHC heavy ion run, comparing it to the RHIC ion collisions at Brookhaven National Lab.

ISU faculty contribute to Large Hadron Collider, ATLAS

(Nov 16) Iowa State University news article about the roles and responsibilities of ISU professors working on LHC research.