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EMBL Forum Lectures


Joachim Mnich

The Large Hadron Collider Project at CERN

Monday, 15 June 2009, 16:30, Central Auditorium, DESY Hamburg

Joachim Mnich, Desy Hamburg

With the start-up of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) expected in autumn 2009, particle physics is about to enter a new energy regime where answers to most fundamental questions in nature are expected.

Examples are the origin of mass or the nature of dark matter in the universe. This 27 km circumference particle accelerator and the four large-scale detectors pose enormous technological challenges which are mastered in large international collaborations. The seminar will give an overview of the status and the prospects of one of the largest scientific instruments ever built.