Posted on 26 November 2013
On 23 November, PhysSoc hosted Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll at the University of York. The event attracted Physics students from further afield too, with students travelling from Lancaster to enjoy Sean's talk as he took the audience behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Students and members of the public heard about the theorists, engineers, and experimentalists at CERN and the science of the Higgs boson, otherwise known as "the God Particle." Sean gave a fantastic lecture that captured the imagination of Physicists and non-speacilaists alike.
Other speakers at the event included Professor Sarah Thompson (Electronics in a Spin), Dr Phil Lightfoot (The Physics of the Racing Motorcycle) and Dr Yvette Hancock (Ellie the Electron). Attendees rounded off the day by settling down to a viewing of Dr Who's "The Day of the Doctor".
Congratulations and thanks go to the students for organising such a successful conference.