Daniel Hayden

Daniel Hayden is a postdoctoral researcher for Michigan State University, using the ATLAS Detector to search for Exotic new particles such as the Z' or Graviton, decaying to two electron or muons. Born in the UK, he currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, after obtaining his PhD in Particle Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London. In his spare time Dan loves going to the cinema, hanging out with friends, and talking... a lot.

The hills are alive, with the sound of gravitational waves

It’s 16:00 CET at CERN and I’m sitting in the CERN Main Auditorium. The room is buzzing with excitement, not unlike the day in 2012 when the Higgs discovery was announced in this very room. But today the announcement is not from CERN, but the LIGO experiment which is spread across two continents. Many expect the announcement to be about a discovery of gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein in 1916, but which have remained elusive until today…

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