The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is mankind's biggest experiment in history, with over 10,000 scientists coming together from around the world to try and understand some of the long-standing puzzles of the universe. For example, where does mass come from and what makes up the mysterious dark matter in the universe?
The LHC has already been extraordinarily successful with the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 and continues to search for new, exotic particles that could explain dark matter.
Tina will introduce the LHC and the largest of the four main detectors, ATLAS, and show you how and why we search for a rich array of new particles predicted by Supersymmetry and the latest results from these searches. With the LHC colliding protons at record-breaking energies, what further secrets of the universe will we uncover?
As always, EVERYONE IS WELCOME, IT'S FREE, & THERE'S NO NEED TO BOOK!
A poster for the talk is attached in PDF format, it is also available at:
This lecture is part of the South Central Branch, Brighton Evening Lectures.
The dates of future IoP/University of Sussex talks are:
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Tuesday 4 February 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Titles and speakers to be confirmed nearer the time.
Download the poster (PDF, 2.35 MB)