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An unique opportunity for anyone interested in cosmology, to learn directly from a renowned world expert

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On-demand Event: What Happened at the Big Bang?

Dan Hooper, theoretical astrophysicist, Fermi National Accelerator

Over the past few decades, we have made incredible discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the big bang. In this talk, Dan Hooper will examine how physicists are using the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments to re-create the conditions of the big bang, and to address mysteries such as how our universe came to contain so much matter and so little antimatter. Could these tools enable us to discover the nature of dark matter and how it was formed in our universe’s first moments? Can we lift the veil on the era of cosmic inflation, which led to the creation of our world as we know it?

Following Dan’s inspiring lecture, the live audience had the opportunity to ask questions about cosmology and the nature of matter

What's included in your ticket:

  • Lecture lasting 60 minutes including Q&A with Dan Hooper
  • On-demand access available until 9 July 2021
  • Exclusive access to a recording of Tara Shears' lecture 'Why hasn't the LHC found anything new?' filmed at our Instant Expert physics masterclass
  • Bonus content from New Scientist

About the speakers:

Dan Hooper is a senior scientist and the head of the theoretical astrophysics group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, as well as a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the interface between particle physics and cosmology, and is especially interested in questions about dark matter and the early universe. He is the author of three books, including At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds

The event was hosted by Valerie Jamieson, New Scientist Events' creative director.

Tara Shears is professor of physics at the University of Liverpool and a researcher at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European centre for particle physics. Having started her career in Switzerland, Tara was subsequently awarded a Royal Society Research Fellowship with the University of Liverpool in 2000. She joined the LHC-B experiment at the LHC in 2004, where she started a programme to test the limits of the standard model. She’s also interested in why there is so little antimatter in the universe.

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This event is suitable for anyone who has an interest in the subjects under discussion or a more general scientific interest. However if you are attending the event in a professional capacity you may be interested to know that this event is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and CPD certificates are available to attendees on request by contacting live@newscientist.com.

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Your ticket will give you access to a recording of the event which originally took place on Thursday 9 July 2020 and lasts for approximately one hour. Access to the recording of the event will be available until 9 July 2021.
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New Scientist reserves the right to alter the recording of the event or remove access prior to 9 July 2021. In the unlikely event of the removal of access to the event, all unused tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
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