Sunday, 9 March 2008

Moriond Summary

-Weather conditions: Mostly sunny
-Snow conditions: Bad at the beginnig, perfect in the middle, getting worse towards the end of the week
-Broken bones: at least two
-Minor casualties: at least one blogger
-Mont Blanc: still there

From that you can infer that the conference was quite a success. As for the side activities, you may have a look at the theory and experiment summaries. Although there has not been major developments in particle theory in the last year, some decent work was done nevertheless. I most enjoyed the talk of Chris Hill on anomaly mediated interactions in the Standard Model that had been previously missed (sic). I also liked the talks of Elias Kiritsis on AdS/QCD, Fedor Bezrukov on inflation with the SM Higgs, and Jose Ramon Espinosa on unparticles mixing with the Higgs boson. See also the wrap-up of my fellow-blogger, though at the moment it stops at day 1.


Flip Tomato said...

Oh my. I hope the blogger is alright. Blogging at conferences is much more dangerous than I'd have ever imagined!

Kea said...

Yes, those hairline fractures can take a while to show up, and are usually spotted by clever physiotherapists rather than radiologists.