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A probe station for testing silicon sensors. CMS will use silicon sensors for building prototypes of a highly granular sandwich calorimeter, the CMS HGC (High Granular Calorimeter) upgrade for High-Luminosity LHC. (Credit: N. Caraban Gonzalez)

A picture is worth a thousand words.

70% of all your sensory receptors are in your eyes. 50% of our brain is involved in visual processing.*

There’s No Such Thing as a Fish… At CERN

Guest post by James Gillies

Left to right: James Harkin, Anna Ptaszynski, Dan Schreiber and Andrew Hunter Murray, collectively the QI Elves, pose for selfies at CMS. Their guide, CMS physicist Dave Barney, is on the far left.


On Friday 31 May, some of the writing team behind the cult UK TV panel show, QI, visited CERN to find inspiration before a live show in Geneva that night.

Friends, BBQs and the Universe

By Joshua Beirer

As a physicist in my early career, I felt incredibly happy when I was informed last March that I was selected as a future participant of the highly selective and renowned Summer Student Programme at CERN. At that time, I already had worked within the ATLAS Collaboration for the scope of my Bachelor’s thesis, but I had never actually worked in situ.


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