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This event is aimed at both the computing & science communities as well as those with a natural curiosity in matters of the universe. Bringing together experts from different areas of CERN and the LHC, each speaker will talk about the far reaching impact their work has, both on the world at large and the physics and computing communities within it.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter, the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the latest tool to investigate the fundamental building blocks of our universe. It is buried 100m underground, accelerates protons close to the speed of light, around a 27Km ring and then collides them to recreate the early universe. It serves as a discovery machine that could stimulate a complete rethink of modern physics. Close to 10,000 physicists work on the experiments that use the LHC and while planning for it began in the mid-1980s, it can trace its ancestry back to the methods used to discover the electron in 1897.
CERN: Big Questions, Big Science, Big Technology
Thu, August 23, 2012, 4:00 AM
Theatre 4, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

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Can't go (due to holiday) but will look out for the recordings.
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On 21 June 2012, the European Commission will launch a communication campaign to encourage girls to study science-related subjects and to engage young women in research careers.
Women remain largely under-represented in the science, technology and research fields in Europe, which constitutes a huge waste of talent. The campaign will challenge stereotypes on science and show y...
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It had been almost 10 years but GridPP eventually returned to Manchester for a collaboration meeting last week. It was a long overdue trip and the locals made everyone welcome and the meeting was marked by some great discussions and interesting presentations from across the project.
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Last night Prof. Peter Clarke from GridPP gave the 103rd annual Kelvin Lecture to a packed out lecture theatre in central London. Titled “From protons to petabytes – the science and computing challenges at the Large Hadron Collider”, the talk was warmly received by the crowd, with a lively discussion afterwards.
http://www.gridpp.ac.uk/news/?p=2162
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Don't forget early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum closes this Friday, 10th of August. We look forward to seeing you all in Prague next month.
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The team over at +EuropeanGrid have been investigating GPUs on the European grid. Now they are looking for feedback from the community. Have a look at their blog post and fill in the survey.
Mapping out needs and requirements for GPU based computing in the European Grid - The EGI blog
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The 2nd DiRAC Day is being held in Glasgow this September. The day provides an opportunity to meet others from the HPC community, learn about what is being done by all the different consortia, present and view posters on recent research achievements and discuss training and support needs for DiRAC 2.
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The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) today releases the third episode of Stories from the grid – an on-going series of mini documentaries. In this episode, we visit Marcel Vreeswijk and Hurng-Chun Lee to learn more about their research on top quark physics at NIKHEF, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics. http://go.egi.eu/topquark
The top quark is the largest of the fundamental building blocks of the Universe. Together with the Higgs boson, it is one of the elementary particles being studied at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), ...
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The LHC has just switched on for its first run of 2012 and is running at a world record 8TeV but the UK is well prepared for the challenges this entails. In the last 12 months GridPP has been the single biggest provider of computing time in Europe with UK computers doing over 350 Million CPU hours of work.
After the recent GridPP meeting in Manchester it is a good time to take stock of how GridPP is doing in an international context. It is looking great for the UK with 17% of the total time provided by ...
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Fresh from the EGI Community Forum in Munich, GridPP attended the Institute of Physics' annual High Energy Particle Physics group meeting in London last week. A lot of the high energy physics comm...
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GridPP is a collaboration of particle physicists and computer scientists from the UK and CERN. They have built a distributed computing Grid across the UK for particle physicists.
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