Aug 8 – 13, 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Bringing the LHC and ATLAS to a planetarium

Aug 10, 2011, 5:10 PM
551 A (Rhode Island Convention Center)

551 A

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Education and Outreach Education and Outreach


Prof. Reinhard Schwienhorst (Michigan State University)


An outreach effort has started at Michigan State University to bring the physics of the LHC and the ATLAS detector to the Abrams planetarium on the MSU campus. MSU graduate and undergraduate students from Physics as well as from the College of Communication Arts & Sciences are putting together planetarium content on the LHC and its connection to astronomy, the big bang, and dark matter. I will report on this effort and present a first short clip.

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Prof. Reinhard Schwienhorst (Michigan State University)

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