Big Bang Beers
|Event Name||Big Bang Beers|
|Start Date||1st Jun 2012 6:30pm|
|End Date||1st Jun 2012 8:00pm|
|Duration||1 hour and 30 minutes|
An informal presentation on CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
What's it like to work for the organisation that invented the world wide web?
What's it like to work with a scientific instrument that's over 26km in circumference?
And how cool would it be to work on the most powerful supercomputer system in the world?
Come and hear Dr. Stefan Lüders from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as he takes us through his collection of photos to give us a unique insight into what CERN does, the engineering challenges involved at the Large Hadron Collider, and the operational side of particle physics.
You don't need to be a physics nerd or a computer geek to enjoy this talk—Stefan promises to keep it interesting for everyone. And there will be beer.
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And did we mention beer?
About CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory, also known as the home of the world-wide-web. Since 2009, it has operated the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle smasher intended to extend our understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature. But there is much more to discover than the LHC and particle physics…!
About the presenter
Stefan Lüders, PhD, graduated in particle physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and joined CERN in 2002. Being initially developer of a common safety system used in all four experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, he gathered expertise in cyber-security issues of control systems. Consequently in 2004, he took over responsibilities in securing CERN's accelerator and infrastructure control systems against cyber-threats. Subsequently, he joined the CERN Computer Emergency Response Team and is today heading this team as CERN’s Computer Security Officer with the mandate to coordinate all aspects of CERN’s computer security—office computing security, computer centre security, GRID computing security and control system security—whilst taking into account CERN’s operational needs. Dr. Lüders has presented on these topics at many different occasions to international bodies, governments, and companies, and published several articles.
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