Apologies in Advance

I've mentioned it before, but now is almost the time: I'm going to CERN on Monday, for most of the week.

It's actually a professional development session (I'm supposed to be getting inspired to produce inspiring teaching materials), so it's not a jolly, honest.

Anyhoo, bizarrely, in the birthplace of the internet*, wifi internet access is apparently quite unreliable there, so I may not be around as much as you are used to.

I'll be spending the time in a days-long nerdgasm instead.

(*it involved physicists being too lazy to cycle between work stations)

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Kiteman (author) 4 years ago
Breaking news!

Expect a new "Higgs" announcement in about ten days, and a CMBR announcement about ten days after that.
Should we count our Higgs before they hatch?
Kiteman (author) 4 years ago
I'm here, and, as I was warned, the connection is grindingly slow.

Still, at least it's a connection!

Now wandering off to find the chap running this event...
Kiteman (author) 4 years ago
Fourteen hours until I set off from home.

Not that I'm counting ;-)
Kiteman (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Eight hours...
So is this junket at the public expense of taxpayer dollars pounds?
Kiteman (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
Actually, there's a grant from a science education charity. The grant size is fixed, so any leftover cash goes to my school.
so, you're walking then ?
Have fun. You should add the ready-brek glow to your avatar.....
iceng Kiteman4 years ago
Does your family have the follow an airliner app to track your short hop to Grenoble ?
I hate you!

Actually, no I don't, I'm happy for you. Have fun! Take lots of pictures! :)
Kiteman (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
I have my camera...
iceng Kiteman4 years ago
Are you still growing those good looking facial protein strings ?
rimar20004 years ago
Do not let them accelerate you, Particle Man
Kiteman (author)  rimar20004 years ago
Unfortunately, they've just shut it down...
caitlinsdad4 years ago
I believe CERN created the world-wide-web application. The internet was created by the US military or Al Gore.
Packet switching which underlies the whole technology was ALSO invented by an Englishman

. Your move.
The sugar packet and tea bag were invented by 'mericans. Were it not for that, there would be no teabagging at places where the sun never sets nor shines.

Your move.
Kiteman (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
*splutters crumbs all over screen*
Kiteman (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
Oops, you are correct.


karlpinturr4 years ago
Cern =

Cerebral Ecstasy Resulting in Nerdgasm...

(or could be ...Reaching Nerdgasm)...

Either way,


(Just remember those of us that don't know a particle from a physicist in your ensuing 'ibles).
Kiteman (author)  karlpinturr4 years ago
bajablue4 years ago
lol... have fun brainiac! ;-D
Kiteman (author)  bajablue4 years ago
I will, thanks!
iceng4 years ago
From the western land that has many  Al Gore believers,
I soo envy your upcoming entry into the magic circle.
Where I understand the air is endowed with a conflagration of unattached intelligent particles.

Have a Great Nerdgasm !


bajablue iceng4 years ago
Kiteman (author)  iceng4 years ago

Kozz4 years ago
I hope your visit to CERN is all you hope for and more! Perhaps for a little while we could all address you as "Particle Man" instead of Kiteman. Exciting stuff, really!
Goodhart4 years ago
Have fun despite it not being the sole purpose !
Kiteman (author)  Goodhart4 years ago
Oh, I intend to!