Week 5 update: shifts and production

Last week, I learned a very important truth about the world: there’s an entire untapped market for a subgenre of horror movies that take place at government labs at 4am. There’s something very unsettling about a small group of scientists working in a dark building controlling the intensely high-powered beam that’s running below us, while […]

Week 4 Update: some things are working now?

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This morning, when I checked my email, I saw a new message that began with a sentence I never thought I’d see: “The PREX experiment is running pretty well”. After all of the technical issues we’ve faced over the past few weeks, things finally seem to be going well. At the very least, we managed […]

Week 3 Update: Murphy’s Law and the end of training

One thing I have realized since starting work on PREX: I never believed in Murphy’s Law until I spent three weeks at JLab. Murphy’s Law was popularized with the release of the movie Interstellar; it more or less says that, in any situation, anything that could possibly go wrong will go wrong. I’ve already outlined […]