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Free the Quarks!

Calculating the strong force

A watershed: the emergence of QCD

We had arrived at a very specific candidate theory of the strong interaction, one based on precise, beautiful equations. And we had specific, quantitative proposals for testing it.

See also the Bag Model of Quark Confinement. Corry Lee gave a great explanation of this in her talk about the Higgs Boson at Chicon 7 last summer.

So You Want to Discover the Higgs Boson?

A talk at Chicon 7. Friday, August 31, 2012. This was one of the best science talks I have heard in my life.

So You Want to Discover the Higgs Boson?

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva recently announced the
discovery of the Higgs Boson, the particle long theorized to give mass to matter. But how do physicists detect particles… and how do we know this one is the Higgs? Hear a Ph.D. physicist teach the basics of particle detector technology (no physics background required!) and answer your questions about the massive machines used to study the smallest stuff in nature.

Corry L. Lee

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Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory

Notes from a panel at Chicon 7. Saturday, September 1, 2012, with weblinks and occasional
amplifications added.

Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory

The Mars Science Laboratory has the ambitious mission to study the
climate, geology, and potential for life of Mars. Weeks after landing,
what have we learned? What do we expect to find out in the coming

Bill Higgins [beamjockey], Brother Guy Consolmagno [brotherguy]

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