As I discussed in a previous post, the precision mapping of the properties of the Higgs boson should be, without the shade of a doubt, one of the main scientific drivers of any future high-energy collider that might operate in the post-LHC era. Powerful as the LHC is, and despite remarkable breakthroughs both from the… Continue reading The lepton collider battles (only one can remain?)
Some relatives of mine have always been obsessed with the details of my work schedule. They were not really interested in the actual content of my research, but kept asking every time we met at what time I was expected to start working in the mornings, when was I allowed to leave work in the… Continue reading Is being a workaholic a condition for success in science?
When discussing about the various options concerning the future of particle physics, in particular in the context of the Update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, the Higgs boson plays certainly a most important role. The Higgs is truly a unique beast, whose mysterious properties we have just started to unveil. Therefore, also motivated… Continue reading It’s all about that Higgs, that Higgs, ….
Universities, the temples of higher education, are supposed to deliver excellent, flawless teaching. University professors should always be, at least according to PR leaflets and websites, inspiring, motivated teachers, and devoted mentors that guide their students through the fascinating adventure of learning. However, while there are of course a large number of outstanding university professors… Continue reading Who teaches the teachers?
Today a very special event took place in Barcelona: the LatorreFest, a celebration of Jose Ignacio Latorre's 60 birthday. Jose Ignacio is of course a very important person in both my scientific and personal history, having been my PhD supervisor and then collaborator and friend for almost 20 years now. So together with two other… Continue reading Celebrating Jose Ignacio Latorre
Since I am still exploring the potentialities of the blog, I will try next to summarise one of my recent research publications, which addresses the rather non-trivial point of whether or not possible new physics beyond the Standard Model can be confounded by effects of the strong interaction. Let's see how this works out! At… Continue reading Can New Physics hide inside the proton?
Disclaimer: I write a first version of this article as part of my guest blogging in the Particle Physics People blog at Interactions.org. Given the intense discussions about the future of high energy physics that are taking place in the last months, including the update of the European Strategy, I though it would be nice… Continue reading High energy physics: (still) a truly fascinating adventure