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The Trenches of Discovery is a blog collectively authored by artists and scientists working actively in diverse fields of fundamental research: cosmology, biochemistry, aesthetics.

Our aim is to create a platform for this research to be shared and discussed: both between disciplines, and across them, to a wider community.

We hope this blog will spark an interest and a greater sense of involvement in what is often very specialized work. We want to create a mode of access to the truly astonishing discoveries occurring daily and in plain sight, yet strangely hidden, at universities, laboratories, museums, technical institutes, and so many other publicly-funded institutions of creativity and research.

Not least, we hope to broaden our own knowledge by conducting this discussion—across deep differences in specialization and training—online and in public. We're after the kinds of insights that can only be ignited by real, frictional collaboration: through conversation, disagreement, and an active sense of wonder.

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Hypothesis: The future of peer review?
If I could recreate the way research results are quality checked and revealed to the world , I would probably change almost all of what is currently done. I think the isolated scientific paper is a product of the 20th century, being imposed on the 21st puel...
If I could recreate the way research results are quality checked and revealed to the world , I would probably change almost all of what is c...
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In the last few weeks a disagreement has surfaced at the arXiv . The disagreement concerns whether backreaction is important in cosmology...
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Will Planck have some interesting things to say about inflation later this week?
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(and it probably isn't explained by a supervoid; although it is still anomalous) In the cosmic...
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The video above is a trailer of an upcoming documentary about CERN and the discovery of the Higgs particle. This documentary looks wonderf...
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Ever wondered exactly how this inflation thing can lead to a multiverse?
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I'm going to try to write something about life in Finland, via a seasonal serialisation...
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Paramdeep Kaur's profile photo
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Dominique Egret's profile photo
John Haggerty's profile photo
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Early last week a news story broke about a supervoid. The supervoid was claimed to be a number of things, from an explanation for " th...
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In case anyone reading this doesn't recall, back in March an experiment known as BICEP2 made a ...
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Is there a new cosmological coincidence problem (or two)?
One of the consequences of the BICEP2 data from last week , should it hold up to scrutiny, and be seen by other experiments (I hope it holds...
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This could be big...
The cosmology rumour mill exploded today. Harvard Astrophysics have issued a press release stating that, on Monday, they will announce a &qu...
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