Nuclear Science Symposium
Overview of this exceptional laboratory
CERN is a world leading particle physics
research center, attracting scientists of over 80 nationalities. The laboratory mission is
pure science but the tools of the trade are particle accelerators and detectors requiring
leading edge technologies such as magnets, vacuum systems, and computing. With an annual
budget in excess of 850 million Swiss Francs (1997 values), CERN is a major player in the
For a few years now, people have begun
to work in parallel on new accelerator which will probe deeper into the matter. This Large
Hadron Collider (LHC) will collide in 2005 beams of protons at an energy of 14 TeV.
The scientists of ATLAS and CMS will be
searching for discoveries that could explain the masses of quarks and leptons. The
Standard Model explains this by proposing that mass is due to a new field called the Higgs
field. This way of understanding leads to the predicted existence of a new particle, the
Higgs boson which, if it exists, will be accessible to the LHC.
LHCb, has been optimized to study the B
meson physics. Indeed, since the Standard Model does not predict exactly how much
CP-violation there should be in B meson decays, it has to be measured. The final aim of
this study is to try to explain why this apparent antimatter imbalance arises.
Finally ALICE is a is a Ion Collider
experiment. His goal is to create a Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) to understand the state the
first moments of the universe (QGP was the state of the matter 15 billions years ago). To
do so, they smash ions -atoms stripped of electrons- into each other at very high energy,
squeezing the protons and neutrons to try to make them melt.
For the moment we don't have the details of the program because we don't know what will be accessible in October but we will inform you as soon as possible.
The BUGEY Nuclear Power Plant, located 40 km east of Lyon,
The visit will end by an exhibition of the control room simulator in the training center for the nuclear plant operators.
Due to some administrative constraints related to the safety of a nuclear installation, participants should provide their birth date and location at the registration time.
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