The Large Hadron Collider

Gordon Aubrecht
Department of Physics
The Ohio State University

7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator based at CERN on the Swiss-French border. The LHC was turned on last September to fears of the "end of the world," but the experience turned almost into the end of the LHC. An accident took the machine out of service until late spring 2009.

  • What is the LHC for?
  • Why is it important?
  • What caused the accident?
  • When will it return to service?

Gordon Aubrecht hopes to address some or all of these issues in this presentation.

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