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13:05 - 13:55 5 December 2012

Neutrinos for lunch?


Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Ben Still, Research Associate, Queen Mary, University of London, Ben is working in the field of neutrino physics as a member of the Japan-based Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) experiment. Passionate to explain his field of research and physics in general Ben has taken part in a number of exciting communication activities; from collaborating with artists to playing with LEGO. For his outreach work he has this year won the Institute of Physics Communicators’ Award.

Although the most abundant of Nature’s very basic building blocks, we are still yet to fully understand the character of neutrino particles. In physics there are many open questions about our Universe and it is thought that neutrinos may be holding some of the answers. The T2K experiment which Ben is working on is using man-made beams of neutrino particles to figure out what makes them tick. Physicists hope they will reveal how the raw material for every visible thing around us came into existence shortly after the Big Bang, because right now we still don't know. In his talk Ben will explain why neutrinos are still such an enigma, how you experiment with them, and the most exciting secrets they may tell us.

Ben will be happy to answer questions posted on Twitter before and/or during the lecture at www.twitter.com/benstill.

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Vincent Gimbert
020 7679 5536 | v.gimbert@ucl.ac.uk


Ben Still’s website
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