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U.S. LHC Communications Weekly Report

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

October 20, 2016

Recent and Upcoming Projects/Activities


September 7: Science writer Jeff Renner (Educational programs)

September 14-15: VICE/HBO documentary crew (dark matter)

September 21: Science writer Brian Merchant (touch screens)

September 21: US Mission representative Janel Balch (US-CERN relations)

October 10: Writer Dan Fagin (National Geographic; CLOUD experiment)

October 11: Boston University Provost (VIP visit; Protocol Office)

November 3-5: Curiosity TV visit (documentary; HGCAL development)

November 23: SLAC director visit (VIP visit; Protocol Office)


(Symmetry) The secret lives of long lived particles

Article about the search for long-lived particles, which are a theoretical species of particles which travel away from their origin before decaying.
Published: September 16

(Symmetry) LHC smashes old collision records

Article about an LHC luminosity milestone achieved this spring and the huge amount of data scientists have collected this year.
Published: September 29

(Video) No new particles?

Tongue-and-cheek video about graduate students encouraging each other to “keep at it” after the disappearance of the 750 GeV bump.
Scheduled: TBD

(Symmetry) How to build a Universe

Article about the formation of the early universe and the Sakharov conditions.
Scheduled: TBD

Media Coverage

A few news sites picked up the Symmetry story about the LHC performance and focused on the quote by Jim Olsen about disk space (Oct 3):

(Futerism) Physics has a problem -- The Large Hydron Collider is running out of disk space
(Extreme Tech) The Large Hydron Collider is running out of disk space

Other news…

UNM technology playing crucial role in Large Hydron Collider discoveries

(Oct 13) University of New Mexico news story about their hardware and analysis work for the ATLAS experiment.

One of the physicists behind the Higgs boson has made an algorithm to replace the pill

(Oct 13) A former LHC physicist from NIKHEF (Netherlands) created a birth control app that uses a woman's body temperature to predict fertility (wide coverage).