Blogging ICHEP 2010

A collective forum about the 35th edition of
the International Conference on High Energy Physics (Paris, July 2010)

Featured bloggers

Mu-Chun Chen is a theoretical particle physicist on the faculty at UC Irvine. She works on beyond the Standard Model physics. In particular, she has been searching for the origin of fermion masses and mixing as well as CP violation, which is one of the crucial ingredients for generating matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe. Previously, she was a research associate at Fermilab and BNL, after obtaining her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is really excited about the LHC and the prospects of it answering some of the outstanding unanswered questions in particle physics.

Marco Delmastro is a experimental particle physicist working for the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where he coordinates the CERN ATLAS Team analysis related to photons (good-old-QCD for the time being, while waiting for the Higgs boson to show up). In his daily routine he is responsible for the ATLAS electromagnetic calorimeter to behave at its best. Being a member of the ATLAS Publication Committee, he spends a non negligible part if his time reading paper drafts and spotting errors in plots. He has a wife and a daughter, several guitars and a passion for mountain and books. He blogs about being a particle physicist at CERN, an Italian expatriate in Switzerland and a responsible father with a time-sucking job at ''Borborigmi di un fisico renitente'.

Tommaso Dorigo. "I am an experimental particle physicist working with the CMS experiment at CERN and the CDF experiment at Fermilab. I co-lead the analysis effort of the CMS-Padova group and study Higgs physics, electroweak physics, QCD, and new phenomena. I am also a member of the CMS Statistics Committee and of the CDF Spokespersons Publication committee. In my spare time I play chess, abuse the piano, and aim my dobson telescope at faint galaxies. And of course I blog on particle physics at A Quantum Diaries Survivor ."

Adam Falkowski is a theorist working on LHC related physics, although he is better known as the author of the Resonaances blog. Resonaances comments on news and current issues in particle and astroparticle physics, often employing irony and sarcasm. Blog's twisted sense of humor makes it inappropriate for young audiences, while the irony makes it inappropriate for adults.

Georg von Hippel is a theoretical physicist in the field of lattice QCD at the University of Mainz. Previously he has been at DESY in Zeuthen and at the University of Regina. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. Lattice QCD, a description of the strong interactions of quarks and gluons that is formulated on a discrete spacetime lattice allowing to simulate the theory on a computer in order to obtain numerical predictions, is also the topic of his blog Life on the Lattice .

Barbara Warmbein is part of a global team that plans the next big adventure of particle physics - the International Linear Collider, a proposed accelerator that would complement the LHC. She also works in the press office at CERN, communicating the LHC and all the exciting things around it. A journalist by training, she is based at DESY and CERN and wants to share her passion for particle physics. Her 'blog' is a weekly newsletter called ILC NewsLine.

Gordon Watts has been doing research in the field of particle physics for almost 20 years, and for the last 10 years has been a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is currently a member of the DZERO and ATLAS experiments, and has studied top quark physics, Higgs physics, and is now trying to wrap his brain around beyond-the-standard-model physics. For a more detailed bio see .

Katie Yurkewicz is a science communicator at Fermilab, but has beenbased at CERN since 2006. A nuclear physicist by training, she now spends her days immersed in a higher-energy world, communicating the contributions from more than 1,700 people from U.S. universities and national laboratories to the Large Hadron Collider project. She writes about LHC and CERN-related topics for symmetry breaking, runs the US LHC Blogs, and tweets LHC news and information via @USLHC.

Marco Cirelli is in the Local Organizing Committee of the ICHEP conference and looks after this blog. He works in astroparticle theory on the problem of Dark Matter and related issues. He is a CNRS researcher based at the Institut de Physique Theorique at Saclay (near Paris) but currently spending exciting years at CERN.

Sébastien Descotes-Genon belongs to the Local Organizing Committee of the ICHEP conference. In addition to a French name, impossible to remember or to pronounce (day-cott-je(r)-non(g) if you like tongue-twisters), he has got a CNRS researcher position in LPT-Orsay -- near Paris, not far from Marco's. His main field of research is flavour physics, trying to understand the behaviour of quarks when they are submitted to strong and electroweak interactions.