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Unveiling the Secrets of the Universe

Tuesday 4th June 2013 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00


Professor Tejinder Virdee, FRS, Professor of Physics, High Energy Group, Imperial College London and Spokesperson, CMS experiment at CERN.

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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Professor Tejinder Virdee, FRS, will give an exclusive insight into the accelerator, the experiments and the most recent results from the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator.

Professor Virdee is primarily distinguished for the design, construction and exploitation of the huge CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). He originated the concept of CMS with four colleagues around 1990 and there are now over 3000 participants from 38 countries.

The motivation was the discovery of the mass generating mechanism for matter and the nature of what lies beyond the Standard Model. Virdee devised a new technology for the large CMS electromagnetic calorimeter and one of his earlier innovations was employed for the Hadron calorimeter. He was leader of the collaboration and oversaw the final stages of construction, installation and data taking with the first collisions at the LHC.  The superb performance of CMS since high energy collisions began at the LHC is testimony to his foresight, expertise and appreciation of the complex interplay of techniques which are needed for such success.

Professor Virdee has continued to be at the forefront of the search for the Higgs boson.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).
After the lecture a Friends' Table has been reserved at a local restaurant to entertain the speaker and for any of the audience who would like to join us to continue the evening's discussion. A two-course fixed price supper is served including wine, coffee and service charge.
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Venue: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Lecture Theatre 1