Particle physics03 Oct 1994 12:02
[I'm leaving the next few paragraphs just as I wrote them in 1994, out of a sort of embarrassed nostalgia.]
And all I see is little dotsIt's not just a discipline (cf. alt.sex.bondage.particle-physics) it is, to an unblushing, unreconstructed materialist reductionist like myself, the discipline. (Well, I blush, but not for particle physics.) Frankly, the idea that the Republic can come up with another \$25 billion in lethal toys, and \$60 billion in tax-cuts for the rich, but can't afford the SSC or the national labs, "maketh my gorge to rise." I suppose if we manage to discover something obscenely hideous, we'll get another half century of decent funding.
Some are smears some are spots
When they split those atoms
It's hotter than the sun
- To read:
- Are Strandlie and Rudolf Frühwirth, "Track and vertex reconstruction: From classical to adaptive methods", Reviews of Modern Physics 82 (2010): 1419--1458 [Preprint]