Tag archive: public lecture

The Higgs, Who Cares? More than 1200 people did in Arlington…

1 November 2012 ...and for those who could not make it to the lecture "The Standard Model, Higgs Boson, Who cares?" by Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg at last week's LCWS12 meeting, the organiser have put it on YouTube. Well, the closing sentence and the question-and-answer session are there – there were sound problems for the lecture itself. However, even the Q&As are well worth watching. And should Weinberg be seen wearing an LCWS volunteer t-shirt and laser pointer any time soon, the video explains why. Category: Video of the week | Tagged:

Spanish journey to the heart of matter

| 6 October 2011 With the news of superluminous neutrinos in the air, the residents of Granada, Spain were primed and ready to learn more about the strange world of particles from François Richard, who gave a public lecture during the week of this year’s international workshop on linear colliders. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu speaks at Fermilab

9 June 2011 Image: Reidar HahnUnited States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu discusses the importance of fundamental research at a public lecture on 2 June at Fermilab. Read about his talk. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , ,

Particle night fever in Paris

| 5 August 2010 How do you gather 2,000 Parisians and tourists in the middle of summer to talk about particle physics during a whole night? Probably following this recipe: find a magic venue, invite fascinating speakers and well-known artists, explore the frontier between science and cinema and advertise, advertise, advertise. Well, at least this is how the "Nuit des particules" – Particle Night – organised on 27 July at the Grand Rex theatre in Paris by the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2010) this year happened to be a success. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

The mysterious Universe – brought to Albuquerque

| 5 November 2009 Even though University of Oregon professor and Americas regional contact for the ILC physics and detectors studies Jim Brau had specifically invited a young audience to his public lecture on 1 October in the University of Albuquerque, he thought of teenagers and university students rather than seven–year–olds. But Brau gave particle physics one of its youngest fans — little Abigail Zwartz was so gripped by his talk that she took notes eagerly and even presented them in school the next day. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Magic or physics? – Special talk show at this year’s TILC

4 June 2009 TILC09 in Tsukuba, Japan, took place on Japanese Invention Day observed annually on 18 April, and the week in itself was designated as Science and Technology Week. Naturally, in Tsukuba, the population of research institutions is unparalleled in the country, and it becomes most festive during that week once a year. There were various events held throughout the nation during the week of 13 April, one of which was the TILC09's public lecture, "The universe's greatest magic!? – Antimatter annihilation" featuring a close-up magician, Tomohiro Maeda, Hitoshi Murayama of the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) and Takeo Higuchi of KEK. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,