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Jon Butterworth

Jonathan Mark Butterworth is a Professor of Physics at University College London working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. His popular science book Smashing Physics, which tells the story of the search for the Higgs boson, was published in 2014 and his newspaper column / blog Life and Physics is published by The Guardian. Butterworth was raised in Manchester and educated at Wright Robinson High School in Gorton and Shena Simon Sixth Form College, he studied Physics at the University of Oxford, gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in particle physics in 1992. His PhD research used the ZEUS particle detector to investigate R-parity violating supersymmetry at the Hadron-Electron Ring Accelerator at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg, was supervised by Doug Gingrich and Herbert K. Dreiner; as of 2017 Butterworth works on particle physics the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. His research investigates what nature is like at the smallest distances and the highest energies - the fundamental physical laws.

This tells us about the physics, most important in the first few moments after the Big Bang. His research collaborators include Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw and he has supervised or co-supervised several successful PhD students to completion on the ATLAS experiment, ZEUS and HERA. Butterworth discusses physics in public, including talks at the Royal Institution and the Wellcome Trust and appearances on Newsnight, Channel 4 News, Al Jazeera, BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and The Infinite Monkey Cage, he appeared with Gavin Salam in the Science and Technology Facilities Council documentary Colliding Particles - Hunting the Higgs, which follows a team of physicists trying to find the Higgs Boson. His research has been funded by Technology Facilities Council and the Royal Society. Smashing Physics A Map of the Invisible Butterworth was awarded a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2009 and shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books in 2015 for his book Smashing Physics.

He was awarded the James Chadwick Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics in 2013. His citation at the IOP reads: Smashing Physics was shortlisted for Book of the Year by Physics World in 2014

New York State Department of Labor

The New York State Department of Labor is the department of the New York state government that enforces labor law and administers unemployment benefits. The mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed and connect job seekers to jobs, according to its website, it works to ensure a fair wage for all workers, protect the safety and health of workers and the public, help the unemployed via temporary payments, link job seekers with employers, guide workers to training. Its regulations are compiled in title 12 of the New York Codes and Regulations; the NYS Department of Labor of today came as a direct result of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which took place on March 25, 1911. The New York State Workforce Investment Board is the state workforce development board required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; the department is the WIOA funds administrator. According to an audit released in June 2014 by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the Department of Labor does not complete many of its wage theft investigations in a timely manner.

As of late August 2013, the DOL had more than 17000 open cases, consisting of about 9300 active investigations and more than 7800 cases pending payment, of these 13000, or 75%, were at least one year old from initial claim date. In 2013, the DOL had 142 employees statewide, including 85-90 investigators, handling the complaints. By 2015, the caseload had been handled and 85% of investigations were being completed within 6 months. In 2015 alone, the agency had distributed a record $31.5 million to victims of wage theft. In May 2015, acting labor commissioner Mario Musolino appointed a state wage board to investigate wages for fast food workers. In July, the board issued a report recommending a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast food workers, in September 2015 acting commissioner Musolino issued an order accepting the recommendations. Effective December 31, 2015, the department adopted amended codified regulations implementing the report and order. In 2015, Roberta Reardon, a former AFL-CIO and SAG-AFTRA official, was nominated as the state labor commissioner, was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 2016.

In 2009, M. Patricia Smith, who became the Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor, was the labor commissioner. Frances Perkins, who became the U. S. Secretary of Labor and the first female cabinet member, was the first labor commissioner. New York State Department of Labor Department of Labor in the New York Codes and Regulations Department of Labor in Open NY