The God Particle... and Me: A Quantum Leap from the Subatomic to the Human

A discussion on the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator

with Giorgio AMBROSIO, Applied Scientist, Fermilab

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center, Euresis and Radius

The recent announcement of the discovery of a Higgs-like particle at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, has generated enormous shockwaves in the press. Some people call it The God Particle.

Why such an awesome name? Can it really be the key for unlocking some of the mysteries of the universe? Can it help us understand the origin of mass, for instance? Can it tell us anything about ourselves and our place in the universe?

In this talk, we are going to address these and other related questions. The talk is geared to the general public and will include a “virtual” tour of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Catholic University of America
Hannan Hall, Room 106
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC
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About the Speaker

Dr. Giorgio Ambrosio
Applied Scientist, Fermilab


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Will there be a transcript or recording (audio or video) of this talk?

I would very much like to spread this around in the Ave Maria University campus.

Peter Atkinson

September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Atkinson

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