Thursday, March 21, 2013

Symmetry Magazine

A very nice article on Famelab 2013 appeared today in the Symmetry Magazine, with a description of my performance with the CMS guitar. Check it out!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Second place in Geneva round!

Last week I suddenly decided to take part in this year's edition of Famelab. The Swiss edition first round was held at CERN on Saturday (March 16th). So I had to quickly prepare a 3-minute presentation "explaining a science concept to general audience". Of course I couldn't have gone there without the CMS guitar, and in fact I based my talk on the idea of particle physics being like a jigsaw puzzle, an idea that I first showed in this blog some time ago.

photo: Tomasz Chrul

I ended up taking the second place, the winner was Divya Ail with a very entertaining talk about... Viagra, among other things. A small personal victory was having John Ellis himself tell me that he liked my open-ended puzzle analogy and that he "shall steal it for his next public lecture".

photo: Tomasz Chrul

Anyway second place means that I'm still in the game -  now I have to prepare something for the Swiss Finals in May. Hmm....