18 March 2016, 18:45 - 21:00
Talk presented by Professor Stewart Boogert, Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its associated experiments are the largest scientific apparatus humanity has ever constructed. The LHC is filled with protons travelling close to the speed of light. These are made to collide with each other 40 million times a second and the results of the collisions are measured and analysed. The LHC has already discovered the Higgs boson particle and much more is still hoped for. This does not stop particle and accelerator physicists from around the world thinking about what we should build next. The research, development and planning is well underway and Professor Boogert will describe the LHC’s proposed upgrades and offer a view as to what might come next in particle physics during the 21st century.
Organised by Institute of Physics and Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society.
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