Public Lecture: Answering Gauguin's Questions with the Large Hadron Collider: What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?
ABOUT THE LECTURE
One of the most ambitious and largest scientific experiments ever, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland tries to address the most fundamental questions of physics and the cosmos. It investigates the structure of matter, and tries to find new insights into the history and fate of our Universe. Thus it addresses the questions posed in Paul Gauguin's famous painting "What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?
This talk will review the prospects for finding the answers and will serve as a prelude to the upcoming School of Fundamental Physics and its Applications (ASP2012), to be held at KNUST.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Prof. Jonathan Richard Ellis is a physicist who is currently Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King's College, London and the chair of the committee to investigate physics opportunities for future proton accelerators. His research interests focus on the phenomenological aspects of particle physics and have made significant contributions to astrophysics, cosmology and quantum gravity. As of 2008, he had over 850 scientific papers of which he is an author and over 40,000 citations. His publications include one paper with over 1000 citations, six more with over 500 citations, and 104 other papers with at least 100 citations each. John Ellis is well known for his efforts to involve non-European nations in CERN scientific activities, including KNUST collaborations with CERN.
ORGANIZED BY: National Institute for Mathematical Sciences
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