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Colloquium - To the limit: adventures in space, time and energy

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 2.00PM to 4.00pm

Speaker(s): Christine Sutton

Experiments that probe distances thousands of times smaller than the atomic nucleus. Particles that live for less than the time it takes light to cross a proton. Matter as it would have been when the Universe was less than a billionth of a second old. To learn more about fundamental particles and the forces that act on them, particle physicists explore some of the extremes of the physical world, in particular nowadays at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In a journey that began more than a century ago, they visit some of the current limits of scales in distance, time and energy.

Location: Biology B/B006