The largest machine ever built is the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
It's primary goal was the discovery of the Higgs Boson: the fundamental
particle which gives all objects mass. The LHC team of 1000's of
physicists achieved that goal in 2012 winning the Nobel Prize in
physics. Kyle Cranmer is here to share how Python was at the core of
this amazing achievement!
You'll learn about the different experiment including ATLAST and
CMS. We talk a bit about the physics involved in the discovery before
digging into the software and computer technology used at CERN. The
collisions generate a tremendous amount of data and the technology to
filter, gather, and understand the data is super interesting.
You'll also learn about Crayfis, the app that turns your phone into a
cosmic ray detector. No joke. Kyle is taking citizen science to a whole