University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Wednesday, March 11th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeremiah Mans, University of Minnesota
Subject: Year Zero at the LHC
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

The year just finished witnessed the first beams of particles circulated in a new accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland -- the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The event received remarkable media attention as well as intense scientific interest. This colloquium will discuss the physics goals of the collider, the experience of first beam, the subsequent failure of a portion of the machine, and the outlook for the near future both in the operation of the collider and the physics results to be expected.

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