Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Particle Physics is a Dirty, Dirty Job

I think we have a candidate for something Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" to do. If anyone ever thinks that physics, especially experimental physics, is nothing but glamorous job doing Eureka! moments one after the other, this article will hopefully dispell that myth. It also reveals that experimental physicists can often be a group of extremely rugged individuals who have to exert a lot of physical labor.

And this is just one such example. Anyone who has worked in other areas of experimental physics can vouch for the amount of physical labor that one has to put in, especially in assembling and construction of a new system.


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