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Sydney Ideas - Why the Large Hadron Collider is a game changer

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Abercrombie Business School

University of Sydney, NSW 2006

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest and most complex experiment ever built. It is located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. What is it, and what does it do? Theoretical physicist Peter Skands will take us on a tour of the experiments performed there, and the laws of nature that they are built to push to the limit. Some may know of CERN as the scene of the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012, or as the birthplace of the World Wide Web. What else is happening at the Large Hadron Collider, and what are the future perspectives for our endeavour to understand the fundamental building blocks of nature?

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Peter Skands is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at Monash University, doing research on ‘virtual colliders’ - detailed numerical simulations of the physical processes that take place in experiments like those at the Large Hadron Collider. He has received CERN’s award for exceptional services to the organisation and was a staff member in the Theory Division at CERN from 2009-2014.


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