Twitter chat: The future of the LHC

7.00pm to 8.30pm BST, Tuesday 16 September

Twitter, #RiChat

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • The Large Hadron Collider

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Event description

How has the discovery of the Higgs Boson two years ago affected our understanding of particle physics? What changes to the LHC can we expect to see in the future? And why on earth has it been closed for two years?

The LHC will restart in 2015 with double the collision energy after its two-year break. Join us online to ask CERN's Clara Nellist all your burning questions about the LHC, proton acceleration, what new discoveries the LHC restart could bring, and how this could affect our understanding of the world and Universe.

About the speaker

Clara Nellist is a post-doctoral researcher working on the ATLAS project at CERN. She works on planar pixel sensors for future upgrades of the ATLAS detector and the H->tautau analysis channel.

Clara is also active in science communication, with an aim to encourage more young women to study physics.

Video introduction

About Twitter

New to Twitter? To join in this Twitter chat, you will need to register for a (free) Twitter account. Read this handy Beginners' Guide to Twitter to help you get started.

Once you have an account, and know the general rules, you can follow the conversation by searching for the hashtag #RiChat or clicking on this hashtag in someone's tweet. If you include this hashtag in each of your tweets, it will appear along with the others in the conversation. 

Follow us at @Ri_Science and Clara at @claranellist to keep up with the conversation. 

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