Congress CMS collaboration (experiment Large Hadron Collider at CERN)- Brussels 11/9/2011-15/9/2011

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Within a few months we will know if the mysterious Brout-Englert-Higgs particle exists or not. The congress organized from 11th till 15th September by the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is an excellent occasion to explain to the non-specialist the research that Belgian researchers are performing at CERN in particular the search of this particle.

To discuss the latest results of CERN's largest particle accelerator a congress is organized annually outside the European laboratory CERN (Geneva) to gather around 350 physicists from the CMS experiment. The congress, previously held in Cyprus (2008), Italy (2009) and Turkey (2010) is held this year in Brussels on September 11th-15th 2011. The congress is organized by the ULB/VUB universities, together with their partners at Louvain-la-Neuve, Gent, Antwerpen and Mons.

Shed light on the mysteries of both the small and large structures of the Universe
After 15 years of heavy construction, the world's most powerful particle accelerator is operational since more then one year, with an impressively large amount of high quality data collected this summer. Scientists from around the world are analyzing in detail these particle collisions at the highest energy frontier. They search for new phenomena that can help them to shed light on the mysteries of both the small and large structures of the Universe. With their work they are today on the verge of revolutionary discoveries in science.
Effective start/end date11/05/11 → 11/05/15

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  • Physical sciences


  • Physics