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6 items tagged “cern”


Crossdressing, Compression, and Colliders: ’The First Photo on the Web’. TIL the first photo shared on the web was of Les Horribles Cernettes, an all-female comedy musical group at CERN who performed songs about particle physics. And Sir Tim Berners-Lee first met them when he played the dame in the CERN panto. # 22nd October 2017, 2:05 am


YouTube: Large Hadron Rap. The first time I saw this I thought it was incredibly dorky. By the third watch I realised I was actually learning things. # 2nd August 2008, 11:58 pm

Large Hadron Collider nearly ready—The Big Picture. Stunningly beautiful set of photographs of the LHC. I love Big Science. # 1st August 2008, 7:46 pm 30 days until they turn on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. # 7th June 2008, 2:49 pm


The Athena Framework. CERN’s ATLAS particle accelerator experiment is scriptable with Python. # 26th March 2007, 2:43 pm

Brian Cox at LIFT07. An accessible 20 minute explanation of particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider. # 2nd March 2007, 11:39 am