How it’s made: the Universe

Who: Claudio Pica (CP3-Origins)
When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 14:15
Where: U55

What are the fundamental building blocks of the Universe?
How do they stick together?

Pushing the boundaries of our comprehension of the infinitesimally small, high-energy physics tries to make sense of all the phenomena we observe in the Universe. Despite all the progress made in this century, many are still the mysteries that remain unsolved.

The giant “microscopes” at Large Hadron Collider (LHC), have recently discovered a new particle, marking the passage into a new exciting era for high-energy physics. My research wants to shed some light on the nature of this new particle, which might hide the key to unveil a new fundamental force of Nature. The massive use of scientific computing underlies both the experiments at LHC and my theoretical research.

The talk is part of the Natural Sciences Disinguished Lecture Series organised by the Faculty of Science, SDU.