Join us at T2F as we explore the intricacies of the Large Hadron Collider
Thursday, 29th Jan 2009 | 7:00 pm
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is the world’s largest, most expensive science experiment, running through a 26-kilometer underground tunnel below pastures near Geneva, Switzerland. The experiment will collide two beams of protons – miniscule sub-atomic particles that are key building blocks of every atom – with the hope of creating never-before-seen particles that will give us a better understanding the fundamentals of matter, and how the universe worked in the first split second after the Big Bang.
Some say the experiment could destroy the planet, by creating tiny black holes that would swallow the planet from the inside out. But Mason Inman will explain why you shouldn’t worry – and along the way, explain how it was built over the last 10 years, how smashing together particles allows physicists to understand the forces of nature and the universe’s history, and what they hope to discover in these experiments.
No prior understanding of physics needed.
Mason Inman is a science journalist from the U.S., now based in Karachi. After getting his Bachelor’s in physics, he went to journalism school, then later worked in the press office at CERN while the LHC was under construction. He writes regularly on physics, climate change, and more, for National Geographic News, New Scientist, Science, Nature, and other publications.
Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.