Coventry BCS 2013 Christmas Lecture
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 from 18:30 to 21:30 (GMT)
Coventry, United Kingdom
You are welcome to join us for the 2013 Christmas Lecture by
Professor David Evans, University of Birmingham
Recreating the Big Bang with the World's Largest Machine
The LHC at CERN
The 27km Large Hadron Collider (LHC), situated 150 metres under the Swiss-French boarder at CERN near Geneva, is the World's most powerful particle accelerator.
Protons (hydrogen nuclei) are smashed together at 0.999999991 times the speed of light recreating, for a tiny instant, the violent particle collisions which would have existed less than a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. At the end of each year, lead nuclei are accelerated and collided in the LHC producing the highest temperatures and densities ever made in an experiment and recreating the exotic primordial soup which existed at the birth of our Universe.
Professor David Evans will explain the physics behind the LHC, what we expect to learn and summarise the latest results. His talk will include some audience participation and demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and is aimed at all age groups.
Refreshments from 18:30 for 19:00 start, buffet supper follows
Visitors are advised to use one of the nearby public car parks that cost 50p after 18:00. People with mobility problems please contact Irene Glendinning: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02476 888332.
When & Where
BCS Coventry Branch
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