Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Heidi Schellman, Professor of Physics and Physics Department Chair at Oregon State University, to discuss “Science at CERN: The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator.” The lecture will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts. This is a FREE event, open to the public.
CERN is an international scientific laboratory in Switzerland devoted to the study of fundamental particles. 15,000 scientists from around the world conduct research at CERN. Dr. Schellman will describe how international cooperation in Big Science works and give some idea of what it’s like build and run an experiment at CERN.
Dr. Schellman’s current research program consists of the MINERvA and DUNE experiments at Fermilab and CERN which are searching for evidence of CP violation in neutrino scattering, which may explain the matter-anti-matter asymmetry in the Universe. The DUNE experiment will use large liquid-argon detectors in the Homestake Mine in South Dakota to study CP violation and astrophysics.
For further information please contact Dr. Aaron Coyner in the Southwestern physics department at (541) 888-7244 or by email at [email protected]