Large Hadron Collider and New Developments in Dark Matter Focus of NYU Workshop, Aug. 3


New York University will host a public workshop to provide an overview of the Large Hadron Collider, featured in this summer’s “Angels & Demons,” on Monday, August 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Place], 4th Floor).

New York University will host a public workshop to provide an overview of the Large Hadron Collider, featured in this summer’s “Angels & Demons,” on Monday, August 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Place], 4th Floor).

Reporters interested in attending the session must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. For a conference agenda, please follow this link.

In addition to a summary of developments at the 17-mile Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the session will include a presentation by NYU physicist Neal Weiner describing recent experimental findings and new theoretical ideas on dark matter as well as how it may appear at the LHC. Dark matter, which makes up a large proportion of the universe, has thus far only been detected by its gravitational pull. Other presenters include: Fabiola Gianotti, a particle physicist at the CERN laboratory; Stanford Physics Professor Michael Peskin; and Matt Strassler, a theoretical physicist at Rutgers University.

Located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, LHC is the world’s most power 500

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