January 21, 2005  


Quantum Diaries Chronicles the Global Year of Physics

By Katherine Bellevin

In collaboration with the world’s particle physics laboratories, SLAC has launched Quantum Diaries, a Web site that will follow the lives of physicists worldwide as they live the 2005 World Year of Physics. In their own words, in blogs, photos and video clips and in half a dozen languages, Quantum Diarists will give readers a real-time picture of the lives of 21st-century scientists.

Quantum Diaries Web site

Four SLAC physicists—Stephon Alexander (THP), Caolionn O’Connell (ARDB), Bryan Dahmes (BABAR) and Jose Ocariz (BABAR)—are participating in this project. They are recording their experiences, thoughts, impressions, triumphs and disappointments in a ‘blog’, which is short for weblog, or a Web-based log. Check in with the team often as they share their experiences at the Lab and in their daily lives.

The Quantum Diaries Web site was developed and is jointly maintained by the InterAction collaboration, whose members represent the world’s particle physics laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia, with funding provided by the science funding agencies of many nations.

For more information, see: www.quantumdiaries.org



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