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Physics at the high energy frontier – the Large Hadron Collider project

Event

Starts:

May
162011

09:00

Ends:

May
172011

17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Computer simulation of particle tracks of a Lead-Lead collision in the ALICE detector, credit: CERN

Organised by Professor George Kalmus CBE FRS, Dr Richard Nickerson, Dr Valerie Gibson, Professor Robert Brown and Dr David Evans

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), achieved its first particle collisions in late 2009 and is now running at 7 TeV, the highest energy ever attained in the laboratory, thereby opening the way for the search for many new phenomena. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the scientific, technical, sociological, political and financial challenges of bringing this huge international project to fruition.

Biographies and audio recordings are available below.

Schedule of talks

Session 1

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Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director, Royal Society, and Professor George Kalmus CBE FRS

The Standard Model

Dr Tara Shears, University of Liverpool, UK

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Outstanding questions: physics beyond the Standard Model

Professor John Ellis CBE FRS, Kings College London, UK

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The LHC machine

Dr Lyndon Evans CBE FRS, Imperial College London and CERN, Switzerland

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Session 2

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Machine operation and performance

Dr Steve Myers, CERN, Switzerland

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Physics requirements for the design of ATLAS and CMS detectors

Professor Tejinder Virdee FRS, Imperial College London, UK

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Characteristics of the ATLAS and CMS detectors

Professor Abraham Seiden

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Session 3

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Matter-antimatter asymmetries and the LHCb experiment

Professor Valerie Gibson, University of Cambridge, UK

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Quark-Gluon plasma and the ALICE experiment

Dr Jurgen Schukraft, CERN, Switzerland

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Early physics results

Dr Peter Jenni, CERN, Switzerland

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The data aquisition and reduction challenge

Dr Sergio Cittolin, CERN, Switzerland

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Session 4

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The LHC and the computing grid

Dr Neil Geddes, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

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Organisational and financial challenges

Professor Jos Engelen, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands

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The future of LHC and CERN

Professor Rolf Heuer, CERN, Switzerland

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Lessons learned and summary

Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS, University of Oxford, UK

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Physics at the high energy frontier – the Large Hadron Collider project

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor George Kalmus CBE FRS, Dr Richard Nickerson, Dr Valerie Gibson, Professor Robert Brown and Dr David Evans.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK