Texas Tech Professors Host Open House Explaining International Search For Rosetta
Stone of Physics
September 8, 2008
Media advisory for upcoming CERN test.
WHAT: Open House and Public Lecture
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 9)
WHERE: Room 7 of the Science Building on the Texas Tech Campus
EVENT: A team of Texas Tech University physics researchers host an open house
to celebrate starting up the world's largest particle collider on Sept. 10 and test
the particle beam deep beneath the Swiss Alps.
The open house, which will explain one of the largest experiments ever undertaken
by man, begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in room 7 of the Science Building on the Texas Tech
campus. The actual test run commences at 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Sept. 10
Texas Tech has supplied the calorimeters for this project, said Nural Akchurin, chairman
of the Department of Physics and a calorimeter projector manager at the European Organization
for Nuclear Research, known as CERN. About 3,000 international researchers are involved
in the project.
The event is free and open to the public. B-roll is available.
CONTACT: Nural Akchurin, chairman of the Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3767 or email@example.com; Sung-Won Lee, assistant professor of physics, (806) 742-3730 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Alan Sill, adjunct professor of physics and senior scientist at HPCC, (806) 790-7462 or email@example.com; Igor Volobouev, assistant professor of physics, (806) 742-4752 or I.Volobouev@ttu.edu; Richard Wigmans, Bucy professor of physics, (806) 742-3779 or firstname.lastname@example.org