Prof Valerie Gibson: Beauty and the Beast: Matter, Antimatter and the Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the wonders of the modern world – a true beast of a creation consisting of a 27-kilometer ring of superconducting magnets with an accelerating system to boost the energy of particles along the way. The ultimate aim of the LHCb (beauty) experiment is to search for new phenomena in heavy quark (beauty and charm) systems – which could explain why we live in a universe made of matter and not antimatter, and provide insight into its very origins. This lecture will highlight news from the LHC, the latest discoveries and the first glimpse of phenomena beyond our current understanding of the universe.

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Event information

Date

09 Mar 2021

Time

5:00 pm

Location

Norah Boyce Science Lecture - online