A tunnel to the beginning of time: A lecture on particle physics and the large hadron collider
Windsor Building Auditorium
Join Dr Veronique Boisvert for an exciting season’s finale to our evening lectures!
The large hadron collider is currently undergoing a series of upgrades at CERN in Switzerland. The collisions happening 100 meters underground involve energies never before achieved in the laboratory which may shed light on new fundamental particles, or even new concepts of space-time! In this lecture, Dr Boisvert will give an introduction to particle physics and review significant discoveries made by the ATLAS detector, including the famous Higgs particle.
She will also explain what we might expect to learn from the huge dataset currently being analysed.
Admission free but booking is essential.