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LHC research, presented in tangible tidbits

August 15, 2014

LHC research, presented in tangible tidbits

Students working on their PhDs at the Large Hadron Collider explain their research with snacks, board games and Legos.

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Concepts in particle physics can be hard to visualize. But a series of videos on the US LHC YouTube channel endeavors to make the abstract and complex concepts of particle physics easier to grasp.

In the videos, PhD students on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider each explain a basic concept from their research in three minutes or less using a household object. Check out the playlist to find out how LHC data is like trail mix, the Standard Model is like the Settlers of Catan board game, and the fundamental particles are like Lego blocks.

 

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Courtesy of Sarah Charley, US LHC