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Why is the Universe so massive? The hunt for the Higgs at the LHC
    Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am @ The Liffey B

    The Large Hadron Collider, the biggest scientific experiment in history, has captured the public imagination as much as it excites the scientists involved. But what is all the fuss about? Why are we so desperate to find the Higgs boson?
    Stephen Myers, the scientist in charge of the massive accelerator rings at CERN, will explain how the LHC creates such colossal energies that it is able to recreate conditions last seen during the Big Bang. He will show how the LHC is furthering our knowledge of the origin of the universe and the ultimate nature of matter.
    A panel of leading scientists will present the latest news and images from the LHC. They will explain how physicists know that they have (or have not?) found the Higgs, and discuss the implications that its (non?) existence has for our understanding of the universe, what are the even more exotic alternatives to the Higgs, and what possible discoveries lie ahead?

    University of Oxford, UK

    CERN, Switzerland

    University of Liverpool, UK

    University College Dublin, Ireland

    Type Science Programme, Reshaping the Frontiers of Knowledge
    Host Organization National University of Ireland Maynooth
  • Organiser Jon-Ivar Skullerud
  • Tags SP56

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