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Daily Show Does CERN

Cosmic VarianceBy John ConwayApr 8, 2009 3:46 PM
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If you watch the Daily Show, you know the humor of John Oliver, one of the regular "corespondents" on the show. My colleagues at CERN tell me that he's visiting CERN now, filming one of his inimitable segments on the LHC and the experiments, to be aired "some time after April 21". Personally, I can't wait to see it - he is always funny and usually pretty sharply barbed.

He apparently rode an LHC dipole magnet like Slim Pickens rode the bomb in Dr. Strangelove, and asked one of our guys "is there anything you do here that's not boring?" His video spots are always edited tightly to get the maximum laugh quotient. Anyway, here he is in the CMS cavern, earlier today (thanks to my student Matt Searle for the photo!)

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