A different kind of experiment at CERN

This article, as written by me, appeared in The Hindu on January 24, 2012. — At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, experiments are conducted by many scientists who don’t quite know what they will see, but know how to conduct the experiments that will yield answers to their questions. They […]

Aaron Swartz is dead.

This article, as written by me and a friend, appeared in The Hindu on January 16, 2013. — In July, 2011, Aaron Swartz was indicted by the district of Massachusetts for allegedly stealing more than 4.8 million articles from the online academic literature repository JSTOR via the computer network at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. […]

LHC to re-awaken in 2015 with doubled energy, luminosity

This article, as written by me, appeared in The Hindu on January 10, 2012. — After a successful three-year run that saw the discovery of a Higgs-boson-like particle in early 2012, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, will shut down for 18 months for maintenance and upgrades. This is the first […]

There’s something wrong with this universe.

I’ve gone on about natural philosophy, the philosophy of representation, science history, and the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives when studying modern science. There’s something that unifies all these ideas, and I wouldn’t have thought of it at all hadn’t I spoken to the renowned physicist Dr. George Sterman on January 3. I was attending the […]

>
ellipsis search previous next reply tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close