Combining results carefully

Combining chemicals in the wrong way can be disastrous. We have to be just as careful with physics data, or we could get an incorrect result.

Combining chemicals in the wrong way can be disastrous. We have to be just as careful with physics data, or we could get an incorrect result.

Multiple experiments at one accelerator, like DZero and CDF or CMS and ATLAS, or even experiments at different laboratories, can combine results for a more precise measurement. With measurements properly combined, we are much more confident when we announce a result.

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/03/combining-results-carefully/, by Don Lincoln

And so, ad infinitum: Smallest of the small

People are made of molecules. Molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons, Protons and neutrons are made of quarks and gluons. Is that the end?

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/03/and-so-ad-infinitum-smallest-of-the-small/, by Don Lincoln