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U.S. LHC Communications Weekly Report

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

June 7, 2016

Recent and Upcoming Projects/Activities


May 12: Science advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Vaughan Turekian (Official VIP CERN visit)

May 25: Discovery News (media visit)

June 8-9: CNN International (media visit)

June 16: Undersecretary for U.S. DOE Lynn Orr (official CERN visit)


(Ask Symmetry) Why do objects feel solid?

Ask Symmetry video answer the question, why do objects feel solid? Featuring the Ohio State University postdoc James Beacham.
Published May 17

(Symmetry) Fabiola and the future of CERN.

Article about Fabiola Gianotti's mandate as DG and what she sees as most important moving forward.
Scheduled: Week of June 13

(Symmetry) Where is Higgs to bottom quarks?

Article about the search for the Higgs decaying to bottom quarks and why this channel is so challenging to find.
Scheduled: Week of June 13

Media Highlights

What to study after finding the elusive Higgs boson? For one physicist it's compassion.
(June 1) LA Times feature story about Mingming Yang, who presented the Higgs finding internally while completing her PhD at MIT. Yang is now taking a break from physics to travel and share her story.

What Does Beauty Have To Do With Physics?
(May 31) NOVA Next article featuring Yale professor Sarah Demers about the beauty of theories and how searching for beauty (instead of letting the data and evidence speak), could lead scientists astray.

Tune Into the Smashing Sounds of Large Hadron Collider Data in Real Time
(May 26) Article about sonification of LHC data and the link between art and science. Featuring MIT professor Joseph Paradiso.