The world’s most famous and most expensive physics experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, turns on this month. In this talk Dr Doherty will attempt to explain what the LHC is, and how it will help physicists to understand the particles and fundamental forces that make up our universe.
At the time of this talk Dr Doherty was a Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Queensland, where he worked from 2003-2009. From 2000 to 2003 he was a Postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology and was awarded his Ph.D from the University of Auckland in 2000. Since this time he has taken on the post of Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a theoretical physicist and work’s on quantum computing and other aspects of quantum physics. Although not directly his field Prof. Doherty agreed to come to Embiggen Books to help explain in layman’s terms the extraordinary experiments taking place in CERN in the Large Hadron Collider.
Embiggen Books thanks the Talking Scientists programme for helping to make this talk happen.
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