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Title: Smashing Protons to Smithereens: Searching for the Origin of Mass Using the ATLAS Particle Detector

During a free and public talk, Marc-Andre Pleier, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, will discuss the extraordinary research taking place at the Large Hadromore »n Collider (LHC) - the world's newest, biggest, and highest energy particle accelerator located at CERN, the European physics lab in Switzerland. On March 30, 2010, the Large Hadron Collider launched a new era of particle physics by colliding protons at an energy that's three-and-a-half times greater than has ever been achieved. Smashing such high-energy protons to smithereens is providing the LHC's four particle detectors - including ATLAS - with lots of data to analyze in their search for the Higgs boson and other new physics phenomena. The goal of this particle smashing is to answer fundamental questions about the origin of mass, the nature of dark matter, and the earliest moments of the universe.« less
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Title: Smashing Protons to Smithereens: Searching for the Origin of Mass Using the ATLAS Particle Detector
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Publication Date: 2010-05-05
OSTI Identifier: 1008011
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US1104113
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: ATLAS Public Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States), presented on May 05, 2010
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; ACCELERATORS ; BNL ; CERN ; HADRONS ; HIGGS BOSONS ; NONLUMINOUS MATTER ; ORIGIN ; PHYSICS ; PROTONS ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:10:20
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27