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The LHC and the Higgs Boson: Communicating Science

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Education & Outreach in ATLAS Control Room
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Hangout With CERN
Education & Outreach in ATLAS Control Room
Hangout With CERN

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To share LHC accomplishments and insight in communication to our colleagues in other fields of science.

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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.

This talk was given at MRS 2013, the Material Research Society.
Post date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 — 18:13
Updated date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 — 09:26

Learning Topics

Physics
Cosmology
Dark Energy
Dark Matter
Extra / Multi Dimensions
Forces
Higgs Boson
Mass
Matter / Antimatter
Micro Black Holes
Neutrinos
New Physics
Particles
Quark Gluon Plasma
Standard Model
SUSY
Symmetry
Technology
Accelerators
Computing Grid
Detectors
Information Technology
Magnets
International Collaboration
History
Life as a Physicist
Process of Discovery
Broader Impacts
Culture
Education