Episode #29: Python at the Large Hadron Collider and CERN
 
I really hope you guys like this episode. I think it's really something special and gives everyone (me included!) a look inside a world we don't normally see. Thanks for contributing to help bring it into existence.

The largest machine ever built is the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

It's primary goal was the discovery of the Higgs Boson: the fundamental

particle which gives all objects mass. The LHC team of 1000's of

physicists achieved that goal in 2012 winning the Nobel Prize in

physics. Kyle Cranmer is here to share how Python was at the core of

this amazing achievement!


http://talkpython.fm/episodes/show/29/python-at-the-large-hadron-collider-and-cern


You'll learn about the different experiment including ATLAST and

CMS. We talk a bit about the physics involved in the discovery before

digging into the software and computer technology used at CERN. The

collisions generate a tremendous amount of data and the technology to

filter, gather, and understand the data is super interesting.


You'll also learn about Crayfis, the app that turns your phone into a

cosmic ray detector. No joke. Kyle is taking citizen science to a whole

new level.