LHC 2008 lectures <br/>The LHC: an accelerator of science

In 2008, CERN will be switching on the greatest physics experiment ever undertaken. The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, is a particle accelerator that will provide many answers to our questions about the Universe - What is the reason for mass? Where is the invisible matter in the Universe hiding? What is the relationship between matter and antimatter? Will we have to use a theory claiming more than four dimensions? … and what about "time" ?

To understand better the raison d’être of the LHC, this gigantic, peerless scientific instrument and all the knowledge it can bring to us, members of the general public are invited to a series of lectures at the Globe of Science and Innovation.

Thursday 8 May 2008 at 8.00 p.m.

« Comment fonctionne l’Univers ? Ce que le LHC peut nous apprendre »

Alvaro de Rujula, CERN physicist

Thursday 15 May 2008 at 8.00 p.m. – « Une nouvelle vision du monde »

Jean-Pierre Luminet, Director of Research, CNRS

Thursday 29 May 2008 at 8.00 p.m. – « Les enjeux du modèle standard »

Jonathan R. Ellis, CERN physicist

Thursday 12 June 2008 at 8.00 p.m. – « Peut-on voyager dans le temps ? » Etienne Klein CEA physicist and Doctor of science philosophy

Globe of Science and Innovation, 1st floor. Lectures for the general public, in French. Admission free but subject to reservation at +41 (0) 22 767 76 76. The full programme of activities at the Globe of Science and Innovation is available at