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Public Physics Lectures for the Interested Public

The public physics lectures are targeted towards interested lay persons and are offered by the Department of Physics in collaboration with RWTHextern.

No special knowledge of physics is required for the "Understanding Physics!" lecture series. Physics experiments will be conducted during some of the events.

The events will be moderated by Professor Dr. Christopher Wiebusch and Professor Dr. Christoph Stampfer.

Admission to these events is free of charge. Registration is not required.

When? Saturdays
Where? Lecture Hall H03, C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 11
Time 11am to 12:30pm
Language German

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11am

What's New at CERN? Findings from the World's Largest Particle Physics Laboratory

 

Prof. Dr. Lutz Feld, I. Institute of Physics B, Department of High Energy Physics, RWTH Aachen Universtiy

At CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, about 18,000 physicists and engineers from 85 nations explore the fundamental building blocks of matter. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider was a great success, opening a new chapter in particle physics. But there is much more to discover at CERN. For example, how antimatter atoms behave, what elementary particles have to do with the formation of clouds, or how does CERN succeed in organizing the worldwide collaboration of particle physicists? The lecture presents current developments at CERN and also takes a look at possible future projects.