British Science Festival 2010

Event team: Matthew Arnold, Karl Harrison, Alex Harrold, Cristina Lazzeroni, Roman Lietava, Jimmy McCarthy, Mark Slater, Orlando Villalobos-Baillie, Nigel Watson, John Wilson

The Particle-Physics Group organised the event Particle physics and the mysteries of the early Universe for the 2010 British Science Festival, held in Birmingham during the week 14-19 September.

British Science Festival 2010 Festival events
at University of Birmingham

The particle-physics event was run twice, on 16th September as part of the University of Birmingham's Young People's Programme, and on 17th September for a general audience. The first part of the event was an interactive talk, where Cristina Lazzeroni outlined the aims and methods of particle physics, and members of the audience were invited to take part in demonstrations of the key concepts. Participants then had the chance to wander around activity stands, which offered a number of possibilities:

Slides for talk (pdf, ppt) 16th September 2010 17th September 2010