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

17 Feb 2020

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

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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.

See Semiconductor's HALO at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Sat 2–Wed 6 May

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