UCLA Deparment of Physics and Astronomy
UCLA Division of Physical Sciences
Swiss Consulate General in Los Angeles

LHC Links

The Big Bang Machine at CERN outside Geneva, Switzerland

Aerial photo of the area of the (underground) Large Hadron Collider, with the 27-kilometer ring superimposed. Geneva, Swizerland, and the Alps (including Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border) are in the background. [click to open slideshow]

UCLA's Professor Robert Cousins, who spent three years at CERN as a deputy to the leader of one of the huge experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, will present the goals of revolutionizing elementary particle physics and the implications for our understanding of the Big Bang and dark matter.

Welcome by Bruno Ryff, Consul General of Switzerland.

Introduction by Christian Simm, Executive Director of swissnex in San Francisco, who will speak about scientific exchanges between Switzerland and the US and generally about international collaborations and technological achievements in Switzerland, with special regard to CERN.

LOCATION: Covel Commons - Grand Horizon Room
DATE: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
TIME: 7:00pm

Question-and-Answer period and light refreshments to follow.

Free to the public.

Event Poster (PDF)

View the slides from Professor Robert Cousins' March 31, 2010 lecture (PDF)

Video: Robert Cousins on the Large Hadron Collider, world's largest science experiment
(UCLA Newsroom)