Place Your Bets, or: The last chance to be wrong about what might be discovered at the LHC.
Oct 29, 2008
3:20PM to 4:20PM
Date(s) - 29/10/2008
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Title: Place Your Bets, or: The last chance to be wrong about what might be discovered at the LHC.
Speaker: Dr. Cliff Burgess – McMaster University
Institute: McMaster University
Location: ABB 102
The turn-on of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been touted as likely to fundamentally change our picture of how nature works on the smallest of distances we can probe. This talk will review the case for why failure to discover something is believed not to be an option, and outline the three main categories of new physics that have been identified as the possible contenders for the new physics
to be found. To establish my personal credibility, if time permits I will explain why I personally think the LHC will discover extra dimensions and string theory, and yet will not produce a black hole that will eat the earth.