Ask a Scientist: Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle accelerator in the world. The LHC gives us the opportunity to study the physics of fundamental particles and processes at the highest energy levels achieved by mankind. Data from LHC collisions have already allowed for the discovery of the long-searched for fundamental particle, the Higgs boson; a discovery that could open the mystery of mass generation of fundamental particles. This discovery led the Nobel Committee to award the physics prize in 2013 to the theorists that predicted this particle almost 50 years ago. This talk provides an overview of how the LHC works and the quest to understand the mass of fundamental particles.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages


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Wed. Apr. 18, 2018   7-9pm

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