Gerfried Stocker (AT), Paul Davies (UK), Rolf Landua (DE/CH), Sergio Bertolucci (IT/CH), Michael Doser (AT/CH), Fabiola Gianotti (IT/CH)
10:00–10:20 Gerfried Stocker (AT)
10:20–11:05 Paul Davies (UK): The Goldilocks Enigma / Der kosmische Volltreffer
11:05–11:40 Rolf Landua (DE/CH): CERN: Mission, Research, Outreach
11:40–12:10 Sergio Bertolucci (IT/CH): Exploring the Origin: Accelerators, Detectors and Computational Grids at CERN
12:10–12:30 Break
12:30–13:00 Michael Doser (AT/CH): All That Anti-Matters
13:00–13:30 Fabiola Gianotti (IT/CH): CERN: Live from the LHC

Moderated by Gerfried Stocker (AT)


The symposium begins with a speech by Paul Davies (UK), a physicist and author of numerous scholarly works, who will discuss “why we’re here and why the universe is tailor-made for us.” Then we get right to CERN: Rolf Landua (DE/CH), Head of Education and Public Outreach and co-initiator of the “antimatter factory,” will familiarize us with CERN’s objectives and the areas of concentration of its research. Sergio Bertolucci (IT/CH), the Director for Research and Scientific Computing, will present the four major experiments being conducted with the LHC and the Worldwide Computing Grid. Michael Doser (AT/CH), an antimatter expert, will discuss New Physics and the unexplored territory into which CERN is attempting to blaze a trail. Fabiola Gianotti (IT/CH) is the spokesperson of the largest experiment involving the LHC, the ATLAS Experiment. Via Skype conference, she’ll offer details about what’s going on at the largest particle accelerator ever built.

During the break, attendees can remain together for lunch. This is a nice opportunity to engage in further discussions with the speakers at the morning session in a more casual, personal setting.

Paul Davies (UK) is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist by profession, but these days he also works in astrobiology, a new field of research that seeks to understand the origin and evolution of life. At Arizona State University he established BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.
Sergio Bertolucci (IT / CH) has worked at Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, Fermilab and Frascati. He was appointed head of the LNF accelerator division and the DAFNE project, becoming Director in 2002. Before taking over the Directorate for Research at CERN, Bertolucci was already chairing the LHC committee and was a member of DESY’s physics research committee.
Michael Doser (AT/CH) is a particle physicist working at CERN. He has been working with antimatter since 1983. In 2002, he was part of the team that made cold atoms of antihydrogen for the first time, and currently leads the AEGIS experiment that will measure how antimatter falls.
Rolf Landua (DE/CH) is a CERN research physicist since 1987. In 1996, he started working on the ATHENA experiment at the Antiproton Decelerator, to find ways of producing cold antihydrogen atoms. Since 2005, Landua is head of the education group at CERN.
Fabiola Gianotti (IT/CH) is the particle physicist in charge of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Gianotti served as ATLAS physics coordinator from 1999 to 2003 and has worked with the collaboration since its inception.

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