Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More on the LHC

CNET takes a look at the LHC. It does a respectable job at covering the complex experiment and facility aimed at a general audience. However, does it really have to start with this fallacy?

The theoretical physicists have had the upper hand for years, but something new has begun tilting the balance toward the experimentalists: the Large Hadron Collider.

It's as if physics is nothing more than particle/high energy physics! I don't recall theorists having the "upper hand for years" in condensed matter physics, accelerator physics, atomic/molecular physics, etc.. etc.


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