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13th January 2004: "Studying the very nature of Matter - A particle physicist's view of the universe"

The universe is filled with things we can't see or easily understand. Particle physicists probe this space, using forms of energy and mass at the sub-atomic level to try and understand the forces which shape us and limit what we can achieve. From quarks to electromagnetic fields, from baryons to bosons, sub-atomic particles and energies define how the universe works in reality.

This is your chance to find out what these weird terms really mean. To learn about accelerators, supercolliders and "charmed" particles. Cashmore, an experimental particle physicist, explains how we can detect and study sub-atomic particles, and what they may be able to tell us about the universe.

No detailed scientific knowledge necessary, though experts are welcome to attend.

Professor Cashmore has recently returned to Oxford from CERN, where he moved to become Director of Research in 1999, after heading up Oxford's physics department. He is now the Principal of Brasenose College.

Come along and join us at 7pm in Blackwells Main Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford.
No ticket, no booking, no scientific background required. Doors open 6:30pm.

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