From Dark Matter Particles… to Stranger Things

From Dark Matter Particles… to Stranger Things

With University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor Christophe Royon


Tuesday, April 9–Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Free Admision · In English
54 W. Chicago Ave


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Researchers from around the world hope to discover new particles that can explain the nature of dark matter, prove the existence of extra dimensions, and perhaps even create mini black holes.... 

The LHC, the world's largest particle accelerator located on the French-Swiss border, recreates the conditions that prevailed a few seconds after the Big Bang. This equipment makes it possible to collide protons at a speed close to the speed of light, in order to create new particles.

Join us when we take stock of very strange events… and explore the wild universe of particles, extra-dimensions, and dark matter with professor Christophe Royon. 
  
University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor Christophe Royon won the Humboldt Research Award, the highest scientific award given by the German government in 2019. Royon joined KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in January 2016. At the time KU reported Royon had an international reputation, with an expertise in particle and nuclear physics. Royon’s research helps advance many disciplines by providing a better understanding of subatomic particles and their role in matter throughout the universe. 

Professor Royon was a research fellow and then director of research at CEA-Saclay from 1994 to 2015 and the spokesman for the "ATLAS Forward Proton" project (collaboration between 150 physicists from 28 institutes around the world). He has participated in many international projects over the course of his career and is now co-head of the CMS-TOTEM Physics group.

Dr Royon graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1990 and he obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Orsay in 1994.
 
This program is possible thanks to the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in Washington and is part of Franco-American Innovation Midwest 2019.