I am a second year PhD student working within the ATLAS Collaboration, which is one of the multi-purpose detectors installed at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. I am currently based out at CERN on a long term attachment away from my home institution. This tumblr is a platform from which I can try to educate and inform others interested in particle physics and wonderful science, as well as provide some insight into the workings of a PhD. Click here to see the kinds of things I like. You can find my personal blog here.
Twenty years today, the code required to run a web server was made freely available without any royalties. This marked the start of the World Wide Web, which was named by Tim Berners-Lee back in 1989, as a method of sharing and disseminating information between physicists around the world!
You can find out more about the creation of the World Wide Web here. If you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, you can also visit the first website ever, with a snapshot restored from 1992 (earlier ones have not been found!): http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html