What happened in yesterday’s CERN Chat?

Yesterday, we welcomed everyone back to a new term at CERN!

Students from two schools got the opportunity to ask eight CERN scientists from four teams, including the newly added Beam Team.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other accelerators at CERN.

The students chatted about quarks, quantum mechanics, the “cosmological constant problem”, simulations and of course, what would happen if you walked into a particle accelerator when it was running.

The open Chat meant it was quick and easy for aspiring physicists to drop in and find out about CERN life.

Mary Richardson-Slipper was taking part in the Chat yesterday!
See more about her work ❯

Mary is part of the LHCb team. LHCb is one of the biggest experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is designed to explore what happened just after the Big Bang.

Check out some of the topic of conversation in yesterday’s chat! Take a look at the rest of the Chat to find out more about working at CERN.

Next live chat: Tuesday 10 October 3.30pm to 4.30pm GMT

The next live Chat for all students will highlight The Standard Model! Come to the live Chat to ask your questions about how the standard model is used within the research taking place at CERN. View all the up and coming chats

Get prepared by taking a look at the team and scientist profiles. If you’ve got a question for the scientists, you can ask them in the live Chat. Scientist profiles

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