Professor Aidan Robson

In February, I popped into the University of Glasgow to sit down and chat with Aidan Robson. Aidan has lots going on, he's Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Glasgow, the spokesperson for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) Detector and Physics collaboration at CERN, and much more! In this episode, we talk about Aidan's career so far, his roles in CERN, and what CLIC can do for particle physics! We also touch on being an out gay man in academia, and being a part of inclusive sports clubs.

If you want to find out more about CLIC, visit their website.

You can get in touch with Aidan, and find out more about the work he does, and who he is, on twitter, where you'll find him as @AidanRobson

Special thanks to IOP Scotland, for funding this short series about LGBT physicists. You can find out more about IOP scotland at their website.

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The music for this episode was Mamma Mia by Austin Weber. You can find Austin's music on iTunes and Spotify. He's got a new album called Love Songs For No One coming out on May 11th, so keep an eye out for that.

Things that made me happy this week:

Marie Kondo (book, Netflix series)

Healthy public discource (story, twitter thread) [This one might come back to bite me, but I'm an optimist, sue me.]

You'll hear from me again soon, and until them, have good weeks!