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Past Event

Hic Sunt Leones - Hunting for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

11 May 2021
Free event
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A talk about the science behind HALO, as part of the HALO talks & workshops programme

Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex Antonella De Santo gives a talk about the science behind HALO. 

The Large Hadron Collider (or LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher. Based at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, it recreates conditions that existed in our universe shortly after the Big Bang. Antonella De Santo works on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, where, after the momentous discovery of the Higgs boson, she is exploring the ‘terra incognita’ beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. She will present highlights from this exciting journey.

Antonella became the first female Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex in 2013, having joined the university in 2009 to set up a new research group working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Prior to that, she had taught and conducted research at: Royal Holloway, University of London; the University of Oxford; CERN; and the University of Pisa, where she had also obtained her PhD in the late 1990s, working on the search for neutrino oscillations at CERN. In 2017 Antonella was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

HALO is an Audemars Piguet Art Commission, curated by Mónica Bello and first presented in the context of Art Basel in Basel in 2018. In collaboration with CERN.

HALO at Brighton Festival is supported by Arts Council England, and co-produced by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

The HALO events programme is produced by Lighthouse and part of Re-Imagine Europe. It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and University of Brighton as part of DRIVA Arts DRIVA (which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).

HALO was fabricated by millimetre and Polyspace in collaboration with the artists.

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