Wednesday, June 29, 2005
The new issue of symmetry magazine has hit the virtual newsstands (and the real newsstands, for all I know). Much good stuff as usual, including a deconstruction of the CMS experiment at CERN that I mentioned a few weeks ago. There is also an interview with new Fermilab director Pier Oddone, who quotes with approval the motto of Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood." Apparently the 21st-century realization of this advice is to build a linear collider.
There is also a tiny contribution by me: extra dimensions in 60 seconds. Okay, so I had to gloss over some details. Even better, you can learn that Alan Guth's real claim to fame is not that "inflation" stuff -- it's that he is the only person to have written papers with both me and Lisa Randall.