BSA Distinguished Lecture

"Answering Gauguin's questions in particle physics: Where are we coming from? What are we? Where are we going?"

Presented by John Ellis, CERN, Switzerland

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

The knowledge of matter revealed by the current reigning theory of particle physics, the so-called Standard Model, still leaves open many basic questions. What is the origin of the matter in the Universe? How does its mass originate? What is the nature of the dark matter that fills the Universe? Are there additional dimensions of space? The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, where high-energy experiments have now started, will take physics into a new realm of energy and time, and will address these physics analogues of Gauguin's questions. The answers will set the stage for possible future experiments beyond the scope of the LHC.

Hosted by: Peter Wanderer

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