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Special Exhibition Education Programme: "Clean Shorelines in Hong Kong" Special Lecture

Jointly organised with Environmental Protection Department

Speakers: Miss Yandy Chan (Senior Administrative Officer (Water Policy Division), Environmental Protection Department) and
  Mr. CHAN Wai Chung (Environment Protection Officer (Water Policy & Science), Environmental Protection Department)
Date: 09-01-2016 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese


Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

"SciPop" Lecture Series

Studying the Fundamental Structure of Matter and the Universe at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The discovery of the Higgs particle (also known as "God particle") at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in 2012 marks the beginning of a golden era in fundamental physics. The upgraded LHC has recently restarted particle collisions with unprecedentedly high centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV and intensity. A window of opportunities to discover new physics that may revolutionise our understanding of the fundamental structure of matter and the universe has opened up! This lecture will introduce at an elementary level physics of the Higgs particle and the range of new physics that LHC experiments will look for.

"Seeing" with Particles and Non-Electromagnetic Waves

For hundreds of years, physicists have been studying the universe and structure of matter using electromagnetic waves. However, it is also possible to probe structure of matter in different length scales using particles and non-electromagnetic waves. The use of matter waves such as electrons and neutrons have brought about breakthroughs in microscopy, allowing us to "see" individual atoms. At the other extreme, the detection of solar and supernova neutrinos have led to the birth of neutrino astronomy. Direct detection of gravitational waves will open up the possibility to study questions about space-time, cosmology and structure in the universe. This lecture will cover these topics at an introductory level.

Speakers: Prof. Chu Ming-chung (Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and
  Dr. Leung Hoi-tik (Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 16-01-2016 (Sat)
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Cantonese);4:00pm-5:30pm (English)
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Enquiries: 2732 3220 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

 

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