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|Baby Sex Selection||...if you have always wanted a boy...or if you long for a little girl...|
|The Higgs Boson||...referred to as the 'holy grail of particle physics' or the 'God particle'...|
|The Standard Model of Particle Physics||...the best theory currently available to answer the question 'What is the world made of?'...|
|The Hubble Space Telescope||...for astronomers probably the most important space probe ever launched...|
|DNA Fingerprinting||...identifies the DNA from a certain individual to track down criminals, test the parentage of children, and to follow the evolution of species...|
|Radiocarbon Dating||...the single most useful dating technique available to archaeologists...|
|Gran Sasso, Italy||...a mountain range, a national park, and a particle physics laboratory...|
|Symmetry and CP violation ||...there is a small difference between matter and antimatter...|
| Adaptive Optics and Laser Stars||...technology developed during the Cold War to search for satellites, now used by astronomers to image distant stars and galaxies, and could soon allow surgeons to examine the retina of a human eye...|
| Antimatter||...ordinary matter is made from atoms, which are made from nucleons, made from quarks, antimatter is made from antiatoms, made from antinucleons, made from antiquarks...|
|Dark Matter||...one of the biggest problems in contemporary physics, astronomy, and cosmology...|
I live in Oxford. I work in dark matter research. I write entries on any areas of science that catch my attention.
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I noticed today that a google search for 'mammuthus primigenius' lists this page as number 1! Sorry to anyone who came here looking for information on elephantidae. Maybe I will write an entry on the beasts some day.
Sep 15, 2001
Anyone following my entries will have probably learnt that I hunt for WIMPs for a living. This is a strange profession involving spending time in underground laboratories, trying to get unreliable equipment to work.
WIMP hunting involves counting the number of events in a particle detector, subtracting the background level, and looking at the result. If it's finite, either you've found some WIMPs, or you underestimated the background. You never know if a single count was caused by a WIMP, or something else.
I haven't found any yet.
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