Lecture: The Large Hadron Collider at CERN
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) presents this year’s IET Wales South West Network joint lecture with the Institute of Physics (IoP) in Wales, hosted by Swansea University’s Department of Physics.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN
Speaker: Professor Lyn Evans
Date: Thursday 18 November 2010
Time: Starts at 18:30; light refreshments after the lecture
Venue: Faraday Lecture Theatre A, Faraday Building, Swansea University
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN will produce proton-proton collisions at the highest energies yet studied. These create, in a very small region, the conditions from the early universe, a billionth of a second after the ‘big bang’!
Professor Lyn Evans was Project Leader of the Large Hadron Collider and oversaw its development and construction.
In this talk, he will describe this incredible machine and the amazing detectors (such as the six storey Atlas detector) which will study the proton collisions. With this machine, physicists hope to find new particles and/or new phenomena such as Higgs boson (responsible for the mass of fundamental particles) and possible hints of dark matter.
It would be helpful if you could register your intentions to attend this event; however you may register for this free lecture on the night.
For further information or to register, please contact John M Jones, Hon Secretary, IET Wales South West Network, Tel: 01639 822171, or e-mail: email@example.com.