Bath Science Café: What the Large Hadron Collider will (not) tell us about the universe?

The Bath Science Café on Monday 9 May 2011 will focus on the much-publicised Large Hadron Collider.

The session will be presented by Dr Alan J. Barr, lecturer in particle physics and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, who works with an enormous and hugely powerful particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider.

The Large Hadron Collider, the biggest scientific project of our time, aims to address some fundamental questions about the structure of our universe.

The machine is located in a 17-mile long circular tunnel, one hundred meters underground on the Swiss-French border near Geneva.

The implications of the project have led to enormous public interest, generating news stories about “Black Holes”, “Dark Matter” and “God particles”.

One year into the machine’s full operation, Dr Barr will take us behind the headlines and separate the fact from the fiction.

The talk will take place at The Raven in the centre of Bath, and will begin at 7:30pm. For more information about the Bath Science Café please visit the cafe website.

The official Twitter hash tag is #BathSciCafe.

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