The 2010 Hinton Lecture and dinner
Back to the Big Bang - the Large Hadron Collider
Speaker: Dr Lyn Evans CBE FRS, Project Leader, Large Hadron Collider
12 October 2010
6.00pm for 6.30pm at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
It is generally accepted that our universe started with a singularity about 13.5 billion years ago. Optical astronomy can take us back to the earliest star formation about 1 billion years after the event. Observation of the cosmic microwave background reveals details at around 300,000
years. The Large Hadron Collider can create conditions that existed one picosecond after the Big Bang.
The construction of the Large Hadron Collider has been a massive engineering challenge spanning almost 15 years. In this Hinton Lecture, Dr Lyn Evans will discuss some of the fundamental questions in science that the LHC will address as well as the novel features in the design that make it a unique scientific instrument.