52 London Road
Brighton, England BN1 4JD

Speaker: Helen Heath, University of Bristol

To investigate the smallest building blocks of matter we need to build very big machines. The 27 kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider, being constructed near Geneva, is the biggest of these big machines and is due to start exploring matter at the smallest scale at the end of 2007.
This is the biggest scientific project since men were sent to the moon and involves thousands of physicists and engineers. Helen hopes to be able to explain why one of those physicists has worked on the project for over ten years.

Official Website: http://www.cafescientifique.org/brighton.htm

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