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"Hic Sunt Leones" - Hunting for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

Part of Brighton Festival 2021

Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex Antonella De Santo gives a talk about the science behind HALO.

The Large Hadron Collider (or LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher. Based at CERN, the European Organization for Particle Physics, it recreates conditions that existed in our universe shortly after the Big Bang.

Antonella De Santo works on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, where, after the momentous discovery of the Higgs boson, she is exploring the “terra incognita” beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. She will present highlights from this exciting journey.

Antonella became the first female Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex in 2013, having joined the university in 2009 to set up a new research group working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Prior to that, she had taught and conducted research at: Royal Holloway, University of London; the University of Oxford; CERN; and the University of Pisa, where she had also obtained her PhD in the late 1990s, working on the search for neutrino oscillations at CERN. In 2017 Antonella was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

The HALO events programme is produced by Lighthouse and part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

HALO by Semiconductor is at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts as part of Brighton Festival

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Friday 4 June 2021

Installation open Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 8pm

(additionally open Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021)

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday 11 May, 2021


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Image credit Claudia Marcelloni

Brighton Festival 2021: HALO - "Hic Sunt Leones" - talk with Professor Antonella de Santo
Tuesday 11 May

Brighton Festival 2021: HALO - "Hic Sunt Leones" - talk with Professor Antonella de Santo Tickets

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