26th September 2009 WIT        

Conference introductions
Gabriel Gallagher
Dr. Eilish McLoughlin
Paul Nugent


Telescopes, their history, development and the future
Prof. David W. Hughes


SciCast Video Making Workshop
Jonathan Sanderson


From Walton to the LHC
Cormac O’Raifeartaigh


From Walton to the LHC
Cormac O’Raifeartaigh


This seminar will feature a brief overview of the forthcoming experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. The relevance of the work of Ernest Walton, Ireland’s Nobel laureate in physics, will be explained. Experiments that will search for physics beyond the Standard Model will also be discussed.

Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, WIT.

Cormac lectures in mathematics and physics at Waterford Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in physics from Trinity College Dublin and is a frequent participant in scientific debates in the Irish media. He writes regularly on science in newspapers and magazines and is the author of the well-known science blog ANTIMATTER.


Astronomy Resources for Schools
Robert Hill


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