What's the Matter with Antimatter?
Professor Roger Jones, Department of Physics, Lancaster University
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 1900-2000
The Storey Institute, Lancaster
One of the biggest open questions in science to explain how we came to live in a world made up of ordinary matter when the fundamental physics processes we know so far predict that matter and antimatter should have been produced in almost exactly equal amounts. This talk will discuss the idea of antimatter, touch on some of its practical applications and will discuss measurements the Lancaster group is making at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to try to understand this mystery.
The same measurements might also reveal evidence for other missing part of our understanding of particle physics, as they give access to information about particles too massive to be made directly at the LHC.
The Power of...
This events is part of a series of free science and technology talks taking place in Lancaster this autumn.
The seven talks cover the latest science and technology research at Lancaster University, from psychology to chemistry, to the new wonder material graphene and the future of cloud computing.
The weekly lecture series at Lancaster's Storey Institute starts on Tuesday 22 October. The talks are completely free, though you will need to book online.