Meet the scientists
The Muon g−2 magnet arrives at Fermilab. Credit: Fermilab.
I first volunteered to help at the Oxfordshire Science Festival in 2010. Back in those days there was not so much planning. We just arrived on Bonn Square on Saturday morning with a pile of science toys and tried to get passing shoppers...
Underground laboratories are a place of work familiar to many particle physicists. Experiments like dark matter searches and neutrino detectors must be run deep beneath the surface in order to avoid the cosmic radiation bombarding the Earth. To accommodate such projects, many facilities have...
Our blood is made up of a huge number of different cell types responsible for oxygen distribution, blood clotting and fighting infection. So, have you ever wondered where all these different blood cells come from? Believe it or not it is down to one type of cell, called hematopoietic stem cells...
A fully functioning immune system is dependent on good communication between many different types of cell. We know that one set of cells detects damage and infection, while another leaps into action to defend the body. But we weren’t entirely clear how the two ‘talked’ to each other.