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ATLAS Peeped

Cosmic VarianceBy Mark TroddenMar 26, 2012 9:19 AM

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Not wanting to let Sean get away with the only marshmallow-related post this year, I'd like to bring to your attention that, for the fifth year running, the Washington Post recently held its Peeps Diorama Contest. This would be a pretty strange topic to cover on this blog were it not for the fact that one of the entries was the wonderful ATLAS Peeped!

Designed and Constructed by Marilena Loverde and Laura Newburgh, ATLAS Peeped is a painstaking and delicious reconstruction of the detector and its environment, with great attention to detail in adapting it to the peep universe. For example, please note the textbooks in the following (click on the photo for a full-size version)

I really hope Michael Peepskin is reading this. As a theorist, I can't help but leave you with a detail with equations

See! And I had thought peeps would naturally gravitate towards the soft sciences. Update: I had earlier referred to a third person helping create this, but was mistaken, and have edited the post accordingly.

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