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Biggest to smallest: cosmos to fundamental particles
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Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 21:30
Stadsbrouwerij Maastricht

Oeverwal 12, 6221 EN Maastricht

The LHCb experiment: beauty in decays

Carolina is a particle physicist who loves all flavours of matter. She works for the LHCb experiment, at CERN in Switzerland, which aims to collect and analyse data related to the type of interaction responsible for particle decays, specifically beauty meson decays. This field of research, flavour physics, is interested in how different big particles decay into smaller ones such that we may have changes on the types of elementary particles involved. Looking at LHCb data and calculating theoretically what we expect to happen is how progress in this field is done here at Maastricht University. Wanna know more about this exciting field? Join us for a fun talk on beauty!

Carolina Bolognani

PhD Candidate

Grav. waves and Fundamental physics | Maastricht University


The Einstein Telescope Quest to Unravel the Dark Side of the Universe

What if we could look back as far back in space and time as to the dark age of the universe before light came into existence? The Einstein Telescope would allow us to look in the dark by detecting the gravitational waves generated by collapsing galaxies, merging black holes and other exotic objects. How do we build such an amazing instrument and what can it tell us about the Cosmos? Join me for a beer and let’s explore!

Luise Kranzhoff

PhD Candidate

Grav. waves and Fundamental physics | Maastricht University


Occultations: what you can learn when the stars do align!

Chad loves talking about and most importantly showing the marvelous features of our universe. One of his passions is observing occultations, when one object is hidden from the observer by another object that passes by. He has observed various of these like: asteroid occultations, but also lunar occultations, Jovian mutual events and a single Uranian occultation. Sure, it's just observations of shadows...but he kinda digs it. Come by for a night of playing with shadows and learn what these tell us about our universe. 

Chad Ellington


Maastricht Science Programme

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