Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Colliding Particles

The Large Hadron Collider (or LHC), built by CERN is the world's largest particle accelerator built to help scientists answer key unresolved questions in particle physics.

One of the numerous teams of physicists involved in the LHC research are documenting their work 'at the frontiers of particle physics' through a series of videos 'exploring the human stories behind the research and investigating the workings of the scientific process itself'.

Volume 4: Problems is the latest episode which includes 'a look at some of the theoretical work behind the 'Eurostar' paper' (see episode one for an introduction to the Eurostar project), an exploration of 'the mathematics behind the behaviour of fundamental particles' and an 'update on the incident which is holding up work at the LHC'.

Previous episodes can be found both via the Colliding Particles website or Youtube and there is also some useful teaching material and further reading for those interested.

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