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The LHC and the Higgs Boson: Communicating Science

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Education & Outreach in ATLAS Control Room
Education & Outreach in ATLAS Control Room

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Describe to fellow scientists current LHC Education and Outreach efforts targeted at students, teachers and the general public.

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Buried about 100m below the French / Swiss countryside, between the Alps and the Jura Mountains, is a 27km tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This chain of superconducting magnets accelerates protons to very high energies and then collides them at four different places. Surrounding these points are enormous, highly complex particle detectors, each bearing millions of electronic channels, and designed to reconstruct the remnants of the collisions.
The talk describes the LHC, the detectors, the collaborations that built and run them, and the motivation - in fact, necessity - for their existence. Recent physics results, including the world's first glimpse of the Higgs Boson, are presented in the context of addressing our fundamental questions of the universe.

Post date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 — 12:17
Updated date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 — 11:54

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Physics
Dark Matter
Higgs Boson
Mass
Neutrinos
New Physics
Particles
Standard Model
SUSY
Accelerators
Computing Grid
Detectors
Particle Identification
International Collaboration
Broader Impacts
Education
Technology Transfer

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