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Physicists to present view of work at Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, Arpil 28, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Princeton physics professors Pierre Piroue and Christopher Tully will offer a view of work being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest scientific instrument, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10.

The event, titled "Visualizing Elementary Particles From the Early Days at Princeton to the Large Hadron Collider," will inaugurate a real-time visual display in Jadwin Hall of collisions recorded at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

Piroue, the Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics Emeritus, and Tully, an associate professor of physics, will describe the phenomenon of cosmic rays and highlight some of the early technologies, such as the spark chamber, that were used at Princeton to visualize the existence of new forms of elementary matter in the middle of the 20th century. They also will offer a view of the Large Hadron Collider, describing the modern-day techniques being used to explore and visualize the subnuclear world of particles that roamed the universe in ancient times.

The event, sponsored by the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, is free and open to the public.

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