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U.S. LHC Communications Weekly Report

U.S. LHC Communications and Media Relations: Sarah Charley (FNAL)

November 10, 2015


U.S. LHC Communicator Activities

Visits

Dec 4: Photographer Nick Russell

TBD: Filmmaker Dan Birdman (National Geographic) - research stage

TBD: HBO/VICE - research stage

Recent/upcoming activities


(Symmetry) Next Up: A Turbocharged LHC

Symmetry article covering last week’s HL-LHC meeting at CERN and the US’s involvement preparing magnets and detector upgrades.
Published: Oct 29
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/next-up-a-turbocharged-lhc

(Symmetry Q&A videos) A series of short videos that answer commonly asked questions:
  • Why are some accelerators so large?
  • If objects are mostly made of empty space, why do they feel solid?
  • What is the smallest thing that exists?
  • What would happen if something moved faster than light?
Media Highlights

Extra dimensions? Dark matter? A more powerful collider hunts for clues

(Nov 8) "60 Minutes" segment about the upgraded LHC and the physics scientists are looking for in run II. Features Greg Rakness (Fermilab), Steve Goldfarb (University of Michigan), Steve Nahn (Fermilab), Laura Jeanty (LBNL) and Fabiola Gionatti (CERN).

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/extra-dimensions-dark-matter-a-more-powerful-collider-hunts-for-clues/

UNL working on upgrades to CMS detector for Large Hadron Collider

(Nov 9) University of Nebraska article about their contribution to the CMS detector upgrades that will be installed for the HL-LHC run.

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/unl-working-on-upgrades-to-cms-detector-for-large-hadron/article_761b5bf4-8697-11e5-b3b9-6734329219fa.html

Relativity versus quantum mechanics: the battle for the universe

(Nov 4) Guardian article about how physicists are trying to find ways to reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity. Features University of Chicago/Fermilab scientist Craig Hogan.

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/nov/04/relativity-quantum-mechanics-universe-physicists