Sunday, 24 April 2016


Readers might have noticed that this blog has slowed down lately. The reason is that I am in a transition period at the moment, wherein I hope to: see to completion three collaborative projects, attend two conferences in Europe (Warsaw Workshop on Non-Standard Dark Matter, and The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting), make it back in time for SUSY2016 in Melbourne, complete my PhD thesis (by August 1), move into a new position juggling research with industry work, and also go on a belated honeymoon... hence the blog will have to go on the backburner for now. In order to keep this format up I need to be in a stable routine, which was the case for the last year or so, but currently is not. Updates might still be made in the coming months, though certainly not in this same format. Until then...!
  • April Fools came and went; see CERN's effort hereFermilab, arXiv here, and return of supersplit supersymmetry, this time (of course) linked to the 750 GeV diphoton excess.
  • Dark Matter at the LHC Workshop ran from 30 March to 1 April (indico). LHCski: A first discussion of 13 TeV results, ran from 10-15 April (indico).
  • In audio/video media:
    • In Particular shorts: Graviton. [7:14]
    • Art McDonald via Perimeter Institute: A Deeper Understanding of the Universe from 2 km Underground. [1:16:53]
    • Jernej Kamenik via Laitn American Webinars: Update on the LHC diphoton excess. [1:11:58]
    • Nima Arkani-Hamed via IAS Princeton: The Future of Particle Physics. [1:43:42]
    • David Kaplan via Quanta: Is That 'Bump' a New Particle? [2:25] 
    • Don Lincoln via Fermilab: Theoretical physics: insider's tricks. [8:31]
    • Perimeter Institute: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Explains Quantum Computing. [1:08]
    • Vsauce: How To Count Past Infinity. [23:45]