This week I’ve escaped the power outages, the gasoline shortages, the cold and the snow of my home town, and have been visiting warm and humid Hong Kong. Today I gave a colloquium (same one, more or less, as I gave last month at the University of Toronto, on-line here) at the physics department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). CUHK is one of three universities in Hong Kong that are banding together to try to establish a particle physics presence at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and beyond.
I’m in Asia because of next week’s Hadron Collider Physics Symposium (HCP 2012), a conference that will be held in Kyoto, Japan. Among other things, many new measurements using 2012 data from the LHC will be presented at this conference, along with updates of the measurements of the properties of the new Higgs-like particle whose discovery was announced in July. Stay tuned for posts on the new LHC results next week.