Monday, July 8, 2013

Jamming underground in the CMS cavern

Last week I showed Jonah Kohn, Google Science Fair winner (13-14 category) around the CMS experiment cavern. Since he's also a guitarist, we arranged a little surprise for him and had an impromptu jam session with the CMS guitar!

photo: Max Brice/CERN

Now that was major fun! We jammed for 10 or 15 minutes, going through various rock "standards" and just jamming on improvised riffs.

And the guitar got to see CMS in person finally too.
Read more in the CERN news!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The CMS guitar goes to Montreux

So the time has come to show the CMS guitar to some unexpecting people at the Montreux Jazz Festival this year. As part of "The Physics of Music and The Music of Physics" I will be delivering a small presentation about the Higgs boson discovery and the CMS guitar, together with Lily Asquith talking about the sound of the Higgs decay events and The Rock Doctor - Mark Lewney talking about the physics of rock guitar. We're also cooking up a wild guitar duo with Mark so this is promising to be a very fun event.

More details HERE.