TEDYouth Approaching!

Ack! As you know, it has been an incredibly busy semester for me, but I still try to find time to tell you a bit of what is going on. Not long ago I got an email from the TED people asking me if I’d like to talk at one of their events. This event is for young people, called TEDYouth. It’ll be on November 17th. Well, this is such a good cause – how can I not do this?

TEDYouth speakers photoYou can see the announcement of the “incredible lineup” of speakers on TED’s site here. (I linked the photomontage they used there.) I’m looking forward to being in the audience to hear some of these guys talk!

So of course, I now find myself a week behind where I should be in terms of preparation, and in the middle of a whole bunch of other deadines…

…But today’s plan is to do nothing else (er, besides blogging this and figuring out hotels and tickets) but figure out what I am going to say in the short (but hopefully densely but accessibly packed) time I have to say what I’m going to say. They’d like some string theory in there, of course, but since I’m the only one talking about things relevant to high energy physics, to my mind I must find a way of mentioning the recent hugely important Higgs (like) discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.

This is going to be a tricky but fun challenge…


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4 Responses to TEDYouth Approaching!

  1. Dilaton says:

    Hm, I would probably just talk about the higgs 😉

    Mentioning BSM physics in public talks can lead to mixed and not always constructive responses of the audience, as Prof. Witten had to realize in Munich this year …

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