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The Long Road to the Higgs Boson – and Beyond

by John Ellis
The Long Road to the Higgs Boson – and Beyond
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 0 views
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The discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN’s LHC accelerator in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations was the culmination of a decades-long search that had started in 1964 with the proposal of this unique particle, a signature of the origin of the....

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01:04:00

Communicating with light

by Polina Bayvel
Communicating with light
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 643 views
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Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or mobile calls) are now carried by optical fibres, which use light to transmit vast quantities of information over trans-oceanic distances. The use of hundreds of wavelengths ....

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00:51:00

Music, architecture and acoustics in Renaissance Venice: Recreating lost soundscapes

by Malcolm Longair
Music, architecture and acoustics in Renaissance Venice: Recreating lost soundscapes
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1033 views
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During the Renaissance in Venice, composers such as the Gabrieli and Moneverdi created some of their greatest masterpieces for performance in the great churches on festive occasions. But what would the music have sounded like, given its complexity an....

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00:58:00

The Centenary of the Discovery of Cosmic Rays: the End of the Beginning

by Arnold Wolfendale
The Centenary of the Discovery of Cosmic Rays: the End of the Beginning
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 822 views
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Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Durham, and former Astronomer Royal. In 1912, Victor Hess embarked on a perilous balloon ascent and discovered the 'Cosmic Radiation', actually a beam of atomic particles....

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The search for a deeper understanding of our universe at the Large Hadron Collider

by Rolf-Dieter Heuer
The search for a deeper understanding of our universe at the Large Hadron Collider
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 807 views
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With the start of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, particle physics entered a new era. The LHC will provide a deeper understanding of the universe and the insights gained could change our view of the world, and the lecture will present some o....

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Plastic fantastic: electronics for the 21st century

by Richard Friend
Plastic fantastic: electronics for the 21st century
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 860 views
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Plastics - or, more correctly, polymers have traditionally been used by the electronics industry as passive materials. Now however, new types of polymers have been discovered which behave as semiconductors. For example, they can emit light when subje....

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The mesoscopic world – from plastic bags to brain disease.

by Athene Donald
The mesoscopic world – from plastic bags to brain disease.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 929 views
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Structures looking broadly the same in the optical microscope are found in starch granules within plants, in polythene bags and in sections of diseased brain tissue. Athene Donald explores structural similarities between different assemblies of polym....

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The quandary of the quark

by Christine Davies
The quandary of the quark
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 781 views
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99.9% of the visible material in the universe is made of quarks and yet we know surprisingly little about them. Professor Davies describes how the properties of the quark are now being revealed, and the implications that this will have for our unders....

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Optical science in the fast lane

by Wileon Sibbett
Optical science in the fast lane
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 815 views
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In this talk Wilson Sibbett introduces some of the underlying concepts that have enabled us to develop practical ultrafast lasers and a selection of applications that range from the fundamentals of chemical bonding to weapons decommissioning!

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00:56:00

Einstein’s legacy as scientist and icon

by Martin Rees
Einstein’s legacy as scientist and icon
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 763 views
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What might 'new Einsteins' achieve in the 21st century? Science offers more intellectual challenges than ever, but is a less individualistic enterprise. Technology offers imense opportunities, but poses threats and ethical dilemmas. Can scientists re....

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What is quantum non-locality?

by Sandu Popescu
What is quantum non-locality?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 877 views
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In his talk Sandu will explain this quantum non-locality and present some of the uses of non-locality for quantum information and communication - strange effects such as teleportation - and will discuss the implications of non-locality for understand....

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Particle Physics and the Mysteries of the Early Universe

by Cristina Lazzeron
Particle Physics and the Mysteries of the Early Universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 828 views
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Dr Cristina Lazzeroni, a Royal Society University Research Fellow from the University of Birmingham, reveals the secrets of the world's largest accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider and how the LHC experiments hope to answer big questions about the ....

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