jamie goode's wine blog: Physics - sexy? Who'd have thought it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Physics - sexy? Who'd have thought it.

As a scientist I think all this coverage of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is really great. It's good for science to be in the news, because science is a good thing. But as a biologist with embarrasingly little understanding of particle physics, I have to admit to finding some of the concepts involved a bit mind-blowing and rather daunting. [But then I find looking at the stars and thinking about the distances and galaxies and light years a bit too much for my tiny brain to take in.] There's a good introduction to the LHC and what it does on the BBC news site. Pictured is Google's logo for the day. Nice one.



At 9:20 AM, Blogger Steve Borthwick said...

Quite agree Jamie, the LHC is an astounding achievement and a superb example of what humans can achieve when they cooperate, hopefully an inspiration for the next generation.

The BBC site is very good and explains a lot of the basics but I recommend you steer clear of the comments section though, it seems to be inhabited by a combination of religious nutters and people who would rather spend the money on more episodes of "big brother"!

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Steve - good point - the scientific venture is the best example of human cooperation that I know of. I miss not being involved in science on a day to day basis.


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