Ode to the Large Hadron Collider

Higgs

Jared Stang and Stephanne Taylor, Physics & Astronomy co-editors Gather near and listen closely, The story isn’t crass. It’s all about new physics seen, The particle explaining mass. After analyzing first run data, Coming from the LHC, Physicists reported with joy, They made a discovery. But our story starts years earlier, In nineteen eighty-four. A workshop […]

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Radiation on Canada’s west coast: What’s the risk?

Stephanne Taylor and Jared Stang, Physics & Astronomy co-editors In 2011, a massive earthquake struck the east coast of Japan. Both the earthquake itself – and the tsunami that followed – left a wake of destruction, most famously at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three reactor cores were damaged and began to leak radiation and […]

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