Joshua Gomez

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The silicon strip tracker of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) nears completion. Shown here are three concentric cylinders, each comprised of many silicon strip detetectors (the bronze-coloured rectangular devices, similar to the CCDs used in digital cameras). These surround the region where the protons collide. (Image from cds.cern.ch)

The Large Hadron Collider may have found a new form of matter: Scientists have discovered an elusive particle that may be an example of a tetraquark, an entirely new form of matter.

Diving on a C-47 wreck

I'm an avid scuba diver. Ever the domain of the wealthy, scuba diving required both access to the ocean and a shite ton of money for travel & equipment. Not really having any of it, this awesome hobby just kinda passed me by.