Thursday, 26 May 2016

Planck 2016

So I've been trying to run a liveblog as in previous years at Planck.  However, I am going to have to call a premature halt to it.  I have some other obligations that would interfere with taking these notes, even during the talks.  I'll try to get some general thoughts on the conference out early next week, but this will be my last post during the conference itself.  But this will be my last word this week.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Planck 2016 Liveblog: Day Three Session Three

I skipped the second session to do some work.  But it seems to have run quite late, with a knock-on effect that the conference lunch was delayed and so I've missed the start of the first talk this afternoon.

Planck 2016 Liveblog: Day Three Session One

Day Three already, and we have a full morning of plenary talks.  I might skip some of the afternoon talks today, as I have a lot of work to do; we'll see how I feel after lunch.  The theme for today would seem to be flavour.

Planck 2016 Liveblog: Day Two Session Four

For me, the last session of the day is BSM 3, AKA the 750 GeV session.  I'm hoping this will be more interesting for me.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Planck 2016 Liveblog: Day Two Session Three

Back from lunch, where I made the mistake of indulging in three glasses of wine.  Time for some hardcore BSM, I guess.

Planck 2016 Liveblog: Day Two Session Two

The first of three parallel sessions today, and I've decided on the SUSY 2 session.  Though looking at the talks, there seems to be more of a DM theme with two talks not necessarily being supersymmetric.

Planck 2016 Liveblog: Day Two Session One

We move to the second day of the conference, and the only plenary session of the day.  Which is fine by me, I like the format for the conference this year more than last year.  We have a selection of collider phenomenology talks, though the connections seem a bit limited to me.