Explore the mysteries of our Universe!

Update: Full videos of the Hangout are available on YouTube
Part 1: http://cern.ch/go/nh8v
Part 2: http://cern.ch/go/rc8P

Join a very special Google+ Hangout On Air! On Wednesday, 15th February, from a cavern 100 meters underneath France, you will have a rare chance to see where some of the world’s highest-energy particle physics experiments take place and ask questions of the scientists who conduct them.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, spanning the border between Switzerland and France. The LHC accelerates protons to nearly the speed of light and then smashes them together inside detectors like CMS some 40 million times a second to produce fantastic particles, many of which haven’t been around since the Big Bang.

Physics professor Dr. Joe Incandela will take your questions from deep underground in the cathedral-sized CMS experimental cavern, in front of the 14,000-tonne particle detector. Joe will be joined by post-doctoral researcher Dr. Sue Ann Koay from the CMS Control Room, the nerve centre of the experiment.

Do you have questions about the Higgs boson? Are you surprised by the idea of Supersymmetry? Do you wonder if our Universe is limited to three dimensions of space? Send us your questions in comments below and tell us why you would like to be a part of our Hangout.

Be sure to add +CMS Experiment to your circles to participate!

Important details
Host location: The CMS Underground eXperimental Cavern (UXC), ~100 m underground, Cessy, France (http://g.co/maps/269u2)
Streaming live on the Google+ +page: http://goo.gl/dE2JY
Date: Wednesday, 15th February 2012
Time: 19:00 – 20:00 Central European Time (UTC +1) | 10:00 – 11:00 Pacific Standard Time (UTC –8) | Start times around the world: http://timeanddate.com/s/27e7

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