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Hic Sunt Leones - Hunting for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
Hunting for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider with Prof Antonella De Santo The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher. Based at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, it recreates conditions similar to those that existed in our universe shortly after the Big Bang. I work on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, where, after the momentous discovery of the Higgs boson, I am exploring the “terra incognita” beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. I will present highlights from this exciting journey. Antonella De Santo became the first female Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex in 2013. She had joined Sussex in 2009 as a Reader in Experimental Particle Physics to found a new research team to work on the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Her team now counts more than 20 researchers and PhD students. Prior to joining Sussex, Antonella had been a lecturer in Physics at Royal Holloway, University of London and, before that, a postdoctoral research fellow at various European institutions: the University of Oxford, CERN, and the University of Pisa (where she obtained her doctorate). Before joining the ATLAS experiment, Antonella had spent a fruitful decade working on neutrino oscillation experiments, at CERN and in the US, around the time when neutrino oscillations were being discovered. In recognition of her distinguished career, in 2017 Antonella was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

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Brighton Café Scientifique is Science for the Sociable!

Informal talks of about 30-45 minutes are given by experts in the field, at a level accessible to all. After a break, the talk is followed by a question and answer session, and open discussion on the topic of the evening.

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 for 8:00pm start at the Latest Music Bar, Manchester St, Brighton BN2 1TF. Meetings are free, although a collection is taken to contribute to the running expenses of the organisation.

Our dates for 2018: Wed 10 Jan, Fri 16 Feb, Wed 14 Mar, Wed 11 Apr, Wed 16 May, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 12 Sep, Wed 10 Oct, Wed 14 Nov, Wed 12 Dec

Brighton Café Sci is part of the international Café Scientifique (http://www.cafescientifique.org) movement.

Please note: there are no regular meetings in August. Occasionally we may arrange meetings on days other than the second Wednesday of the month.

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