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Come and gaze into our Cloud Chamber: a portable sub-atomic particle detector that will allow you to follow the footsteps of electrons, protons, and more as they whizz past right before your eyes! Then stop by the Electron Diffraction Tube where we’ll be demonstrating the weird and wonderful nature of electrons using apparatus first conceived in 1927 that led to one of the most famous Nobel Prizes in Physics.
To see the world in a grain of sand
Professor Cristina Lazzeroni (Professor in Particle Physics, University of Birmingham)
All of nature, from a grain of sand to the screen you're reading this on is composed of tiny particles: the building blocks of the universe. Let Professor Lazzeroni lead you through the mind-boggling universe of the very small and her work on the most powerful particle accelerator in the world: the LHC. We've even found a way of letting you observe sub-atomic particles with your own eyes... come along and find out more!
Performance by Leon Trimble #1
Leon Trimble (Audio-visual artist and BOM Fellow)
We are delighted that this Pint of Science event will feature a performance by Leon Trimble, a Birmingham-based audio-visual artist and Birmingham Open Media (BOM) Fellow who experiments with the live translation of physical science instruments. He will be live-mixing data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) into his music.