- Apr 02 Sat 2016 14:26
- Feb 09 Mon 2015 10:28
At the all-hand meeting of the SLAC Elementary Particle Physics division, JoAnne, the new division head, addressed the questions she received regarding her future leadership.
Q: How could you, a theorist, lead the Elementary Particle Physics division?
A: I'm a phenomenlogist, not a string theorist!
- Nov 23 Sat 2013 10:07
I attended a lecture "how to find a job in Europe" yesterday. The speaker is an Italian working in Bern. He emphazied a lot on showing the respect of the local culture, language, and politics when looking for a job. However, there are differences between Europe and Italy.
"The British are proud of being British, the French are proud of being French. The Italian are proud of... their championship of World Cup. The Italians are more relaxed."
"You have to know the language. For example, the French will speak in French after greeting you. The Italian want to speak English, but they don't know how to speak in English. So after five minutes, they start to speak in Italian."
"Mobility is considered to be very important. But in Italy, the only way to get the professorship is to stick to a powerful professor and to get pushed up."
- Oct 17 Thu 2013 12:21
Our jet energy scale paper draft is now under the style review. Stefan, the style reviewer, told us he would probably not progress much because "tomorrow Higgs will be here (the man not the particle)."
At the jet energy scale meeting today, we had the following conversation.
"Stefan is interacting with Higgs, so the paper will probably be delayed a bit."
"How is the coupling? Yukawa coupling close to 1?"
"The coupling is proportional to the mass....."
"Ah, then it is a strong interaction!"
按：Stefan 大概是 D0 collaboration 最胖的 XDD
- Jul 11 Wed 2012 09:15
五月中 D0 Collaboration Meeting 最後一天，日本人 Yuji 在 plenary session 報告 Low Mass Higgs Group 的進度。因為前一個報告的時間提早結束，Yuji 便說他要講這次他從法國飛來，在紐約甘迺迪機場 (JFK) 入境發生的故事。他為這件事準備了一張投影片，以下是從他的投影片抄來的：
Title: A story at airport (JFK, not O’hare)
Officer: Why you come to US?
Me: I’m researcher, working on particle physics....
Me: It’s high energy experiment at Fermilab....
Officer: Low Mass HIGGS?
Me: Yes, yes, yes! That’s right! Why do you know my work?!
Officer: Ha Ha ha!
Officer wanted to know about Higgs!
Yuji 語畢哄堂大笑，我心想這海關官員其實是 CIA 吧？！當時 LHC 炒新聞好像還沒炒得這麼兇.....
- Jul 11 Wed 2012 05:10
這是在五月中的 D0 Collaboration Week 發生的事。
這一兩年我們有一系列的 University of D0 Lectures，供應 pizza。不過由於 Tevatron 停機後預算縮水，因此主辦人 Mike 和 Ioannis 便在 Institution Board Meeting 中提出 "Free pizza fund"，和資深老鳥募款。
遠端連線的某人發問：「And who is the treasurer? Ioannis?」
「No. As a Greek, I am not allowed to handle money.」Ioannis 回答。
- May 15 Tue 2012 13:15
今天是 DZero Collaboration Week 的第一天，和明天兩天的議程都是 Summer Physics Workshop。我的 talk 本來被安排在明天下午，不過因為今天早上有位 speaker Lisa 趕不及從哥廷根飛來（該不會是為了看德國杯足球賽吧？），上禮拜德國籍的 Physics Convener Christian 就問我說能不能跟 Lisa 交換？對我來講沒差，所以就二話不說答應了。
- Jul 20 Wed 2011 05:59
最近準備開始值班，有別於之前所值的DAQ Shift，這次是值Tracker Shift；也因此昨天和今天早晨被安排值班訓練(Shadow Shift)。Tracker Shift的值班時間和其他人不同，而且名稱非常有趣：
Farmer 4 a.m. - 12 p.m. 完全就是農夫作息
Country Club 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. 鄉村俱樂部或是有錢人、貴族的活動時間
Vampire 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. 確實是吸血鬼出沒期
- Jul 09 Sat 2011 13:57
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- Dec 01 Wed 2010 12:46
- Jul 21 Wed 2010 10:25
XX, you are not in the Cone of the Silence*, unless you become invisible!!
* The Cone of the Silence: 某間會議室
- Jul 19 Mon 2010 10:10
- Jul 18 Sun 2010 02:48
第一種是咪停公告；「Single Top Meeting at the Farside in 5 minutes。」
第二種是Control Room的召喚；「Calorimeter Expert, please come to the Control Room; Calorimeter Expert, please come to the Control Room。」
而Control Room的廣播通常是找各個硬體儀器的Expert來處理儀器問題，再不然就是叫出來上廁所的DAQ Shifter回去。
- Jul 17 Sat 2010 13:15
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