Back to the Big Bang: Inside the Large Hadron Collider
Venture deep inside the world’s biggest physics machine, the Large Hadron Collider. This extraordinary feat of human engineering took 16 years and $10 billion to build, and recently began colliding particles at energies unseen since a fraction of a second after the big bang. We’ll explore this amazing apparatus that could soon reveal clues about nature’s fundamental laws and even the origin of the universe itself. John Hockenberry moderates a discussion among physicists including Marcela Carena, Monica Dunford, Jennifer Klay, and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek.
This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.