The physical world: collisions - for iPod/iPhone
The physical world: collisions - for iPod/iPhone
The Open University
It has been called a 'Big Bang Machine', but what is the Large Hadron Collider and what do scientists hope it will discover? Presented by Robert Llewellyn, the three video tracks in this album address the science of collisions, the purpose of particle acceleration and the construction of the LHC at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in Geneva. This cutting edge machine may detect the elusive Higgs boson, and with it reveal the origin of mass, the missing piece in our understanding of matter. If it succeeds, it will begin the next era of research into the nature of the universe. This material forms part of The Open University course S207 The physical world.
The physical world: collisions
An introduction to this album
Nov 16, 2009
1 min
Transcript -- The physical world: collisions
Nov 16, 2009
Accident investigation
At the scene of a vehicle collision, both the physical evidence and the laws of physics, help police establish precisely what happened
Nov 16, 2009
6 min
Transcript -- Accident investigation
At the scene of a vehicle collision, both the physical evidence and the laws of physics, help police establish precisely what happened
Nov 16, 2009
Particle collisions
Professors Frank Close and Tejinder Virdee explain why physicists smash particles together and what happens in a particle collision
Nov 16, 2009
2 min
Transcript -- Particle collisions
Professors Frank Close and Tejinder Virdee explain why physicists smash particles together and what happens in a particle collision
Nov 16, 2009
The Large Hadron Collider
The biggest scientific experiment ever constructed. How will the machine work and what is the holy grail in particle physics today?
Nov 16, 2009
6 min
Transcript -- The Large Hadron Collider
The biggest scientific experiment ever constructed. How will the machine work and what is the holy grail in particle physics today?
Nov 16, 2009