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Sunday 18 August 2019

Particle physics talk

WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL'S Public Library Service is hosting a lecture and discussion on particle physics entitled, ' The God Particle and the Particle Zoo' with Brendan Wallace, consultant engineer, next week.

The talk takes place at Wexford Town Library on Wednesday, September 28, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. Booking is essential as places are limited. Call 053 9121637.

What is all the excitement about the Higgs Boson, a.k.a. the ' God Particle', at the Large Hadron Collider at European Organisation for Nuclear Research ( CERN)? Recent media reports have said that scientists at CERN may be on the brink of proving the existence of the elusive Higgs Boson, a subatomic particle also known as the 'God Particle'. How are these new particles predicted and found?

What is everything made of and how does it all hold together? What does the existence of the 'God Particle' mean for the universe? Are we really on the brink of knowing everything there is to know? Come along and find out more about the weird and exciting world of particle physics.

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