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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