The (Wo)Man on the Clapham Omnibus

is a British judicial conceit of a hypothetical person, generally educated and reasonably intelligent, to be used as a standard of behaviour against which a defendant can be measured – say in a suit about negligence.  I enjoy having layman’s status in any number of fields, which is why I was delighted to be a guest of Chairman Ben Tippett and his Titanium Physicists, Jocelyn and Dave for a podcast on the Solar Neutrino Problem.

This episode is a great example of the TP motto, “the boundary between the incomprehensible and the well explained”. And although my guest role is pretty much confined to saying, “What?” and “Vous parles trop vit!”, at regular intervals, the physicists are outstanding.

Go, listen! Alez physique!

BTW, the bunny’s name is Barn, after the system of measurement. Cute, no?

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