Any Colour You Like

ATLAS event display, including a scale physicist. From CERN press resources,

https://cds.cern.ch/collection/Press%20Office%20Photo%20Selection?ln=en

If we’re being utterly frank, I don’t want to re-read any novels by Lawrence. And not only do I not want to re-read some of Lawrence’s books, I don’t even want to READ all of them. I want to keep some in reserve - I want to know that there are still bits and pieces of Lawrence that are still out there, still fresh, waiting to be discovered (by me at least), waiting to be read for the first time.

 Geoff Dyer, Out Of Sheer Rage

Poetry capsule vending machine at the Vancouver Public Library.

Global Particle Physics Photowalk Finalists 

"The participating Photowalk laboratories have made their selections, and now it’s time to cast your vote! Each country nominated 10 photographs for this global competition; the winners will be featured in the particle physics magazines symmetry and the CERN Courier and exhibited at the Photowalk laboratories."

Vote for your favourites … and/or, vote for me, maybe? :)

Cyclotron

There is only one way to describe the smell […], and that is by analogy:

Take a tartan. Sprinkle it with confetti. Light it with strobe lights.

Now take a chameleon.

Put the chameleon on the tartan.

Watch it closely.

See?

Terry Pratchett, from The Light Fantastic

He wasn’t good or evil or cruel or extreme in any way but one, which was that he had elevated greyness to the status of a fine art and cultivated a mind that was as bleak and pitiless and logical as the slopes of Hell.

Terry Pratchett, from The Light Fantastic

The person you love is 75% water.
Every product of two or more of the Dirac gamma matrices is reducible to one of sixteen independent, signed expressions. These expressions form the basis for the Clifford algebra which is used when working with Dirac’s equation.
Read more:
http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath654/kmath654.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_matrices

Every product of two or more of the Dirac gamma matrices is reducible to one of sixteen independent, signed expressions. These expressions form the basis for the Clifford algebra which is used when working with Dirac’s equation.

Read more:

http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath654/kmath654.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_matrices

Design a faster than light spacecraft and then overtake the Voyager II probe for the sole purpose of replacing the gold LP of the second Brandenburg concerto with a copy of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Darren Wershler-Henry

LHC focussing quadrupole magnet (cross-section).

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