AAAS09 Symposium Chicago

Sunday, 15 February 2009 from to (US/Central)
at Chicago, IL
Session Type:180-Minute Symposium
Title:High-Energy Physics Discoveries: From the Tevatron to the Large Hadron Collider
Session Start/End Time:Sunday, Feb 15, 2009, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Organizer: Maria Spiropulu (CERN & Caltech)
Co-Organizer: Joseph Lykken (FNAL)
Hotel: Hyatt Regency
Room:HRC Regency C
Press Availability: Monday Feb 16 9:00 am, Hyatt Regency, AAAS press room
Susan & Nick Pritzker Reception 

The very-high-energy proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron and proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are meant to dissect matter and space-time itself into its primary elements and generators. The experiments at the Tevatron and the LHC by synthesizing the information from the debris of the collisions are reconstituting the interactions that took place. The experiments at the Tevatron and the LHC are at the closest point of addressing in the lab some of the most puzzling fundamental observations in nature today such as the dark matter of the universe. This symposium will review the results from the Tevatron's largest-ever hadron collision data sets as the frontier energy baton is being passed to the LHC, the machine of unprecedented scale and complexity that will determine the future of the discipline of high-energy physics. The LHC starts operation in the summer of 2008, and the symposium will report on the machine and the two general purpose experiments, A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS (ATLAS) and the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS).

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