Dublin University's Mathematics and Physics Societies present a special event to coincide with the CERN Exhibition visit to Dublin and Maths Week 2013. The event is open to the public, and content will be aimed at a general audience.
A professor of theoretical physics in Cambridge, Prof. Ben Allanach works on collider searches for new particles in conjunction with the Cambridge Supersymmetry Working Group. Known for his public engagement, Prof. Allanach has given several public lectures, written for the Guardian and given a talk at TEDxDanubia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZfw1XKkh6s).
ABSTRACT (kindly provided by Prof. Allanach):
I shall describe the dark matter mystery, and we shall go on a speculative journey to solve it. Going back to the beginning of time, we shall witness the birth of a proton, following it through to the present day, where it ends up in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. We shall revisit the Higgs boson discovery from last year. Finally, we shall see show how the collisions between protons at CERN might give us vital clues to solve the dark matter mystery.