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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

LHC and Particle Physics
Speaker(s): Cliff Burgess
Abstract: Since the dawn of civilization, humans have attempted to dissect the world and uncover its fundamental constituents. Today, this quest continues in the field of particle physics, the study of the fundamental subatomic particle that make up everything in the universe. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a massive underground particle accelerator that physicists hope will reveal new secrets about the physical world. Located just outside Geneva, Switzerland at CERN, it has a circumference of 27 km and is the product of a collaboration that involves thousands of scientists worldwide. This presentation will talk about the LHC and some of the exciting new ideas it may confirm.
Date: 29/07/2010 - 1:00 am
Collection: EinsteinPlus 2010
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