VU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Friday, October 8. Refreshments in Room 231 at 3:05 PM, followed by the colloquiuim in 224 at 3:20 PM.

Recipe for a Universe: Physics at the LHC

Dr. Mike Hildreth, Department of Physics, Notre Dame University

I will give an overview of the Large Hadron Collider project currently enjoying itsfirst physics run at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. I will discuss the enormousmachine and the particle detectors that are experiencing their first collider data. I willfocus on the prospects for physics discoveries that could redefine our perspective onthe Universe, and I will attempt to convey some of the excitement being felt acrossthe globe as we step into the unknown.