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What Happens When You Point the
World's Largest Microscope at Nothing?

Dr. Thomas LeCompte - Argonne National Lab

December 5, 2018

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, is the world's largest and most energetic particle collider. It began operating in 2009, and since that point approximately 2,000 papers have been published based on this data. Dr. LeCompte will attempt to put this into context and will discuss the relevant ideas and themes and whether the LHC data supports or refutes them. Particular attention will be paid to what the LHC is telling us about the non-trivial nature of the vacuum and some of its more interesting features.

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