Public talk on Smashing protons-big bang, higgs and dark matter

PUNE: A public talk on the topic ‘Smashing protons – Big Bang, Higgs & dark matter!‘ will be held at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune. The public talk will be held on August 31 and has been organized by Exciting Science Group under their ‘Popular Science Talk‘ section, which is their way to make scientific topics easier for common people.

The talk will be given by Seema Sharma, who is an Associate professor at Physics department in the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and who is also a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experimental collaboration at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The talk will be held between 10 am – 11:15 am at New Lecture Hall, Smt Indrani Balan Science Activity Centre, IISER Pune, Pashan road.

‘The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN in Geneva is the most powerful accelerator which smashes protons traveling almost at the speed of light. The outcome of these collisions is recorded by giant cameras, like the CMS detector. In this talk, the speaker will explain how LHC and CMS make up the most advanced microscope to study the fundamental building blocks of the universe around us, and help us finding laws of nature governing their interactions,‘ said the official release about the topic.

The event has been supported by IISER Pune, CSIR-NCL, Venture Center, Forbes Foundation, Nag Foundation and Praj Foundation. Registration is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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