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Advanced Engineering for Global Science: The Large Hadron Collider

Tuesday 16 June 2009, 1700-1800
Lecture Theatre 3, Lancaster University Management School

A worker inside the LHC tunnel (Photo: CERN) A worker inside the LHC tunnel (Photo: CERN)

Our understanding of the Universe is about to change. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently being commissioned at CERN in Geneva is the subject of great public interest. It combines state-of-the-art science and engineering in one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted.

As part of Engineering's 40th anniversary celebration, Dr. Philippe Lebrun, Head of the Accelerator Technology Department at CERN, will visit Lancaster to give a talk about the Large Hadron Collider.

One of the cornerstones of the LHC is its cryogenics system, which will keep the machine at a temperature close to absolute zero so that the magnets can operate in a superconducting state.

Philippe Lebrun

Philippe Lebrun, Head of the Accelerator Technology Department, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Wroclaw University of Technology for his fundamental role in the design and construction of this sophisticated system.

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