Plain English Summaries of Experimental Results
Presented by Michael BARNETT on 9 Aug 2011 from 17:45 to 18:00
Type: Parallel contribution
Session: Education and Outreach
Track: Education and Outreach
Press releases are issued by labs when a major result such as a discovery is announced. More commonly, we write papers that are not worthy of a press release. Nonetheless, many in the public are quite interested to see progress in our experiments. Tevatron experiments have pioneered plain English summaries of experimental papers, and the concept is spreading to the LHC experiments. It is difficult to write a good plain English summary. We should develop this art-form further.