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Sam Henry

Detector Scientist
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 17:28
The Muon Magnetic Moment: What is the “g−2” factor and why is it interesting?

The Muon g−2 magnet arrives at Fermilab. Credit: Fermilab.

Sam Henry

Detector Scientist
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 22:10
Particle Physics Play at the Oxfordshire Science Festival 2017

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...

Sam Henry

Detector Scientist
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 20:16
Dark Matter and the Defence of France

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...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 17:18
The stem cell that keeps you topped up with blood

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...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 17:17
The slimy jelly that helps us respond to infection

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.

Sam Henry

Detector Scientist
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 22:23
Explaining Nucleosynthesis with Lego