Texas Tech Professors Host Open House Explaining International Search For Rosetta Stone of Physics

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 in Geneva. 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 nural.akchurin@ttu.edu; Sung-Won Leeassistant professor of physics, (806) 742-3730 or sungwon.lee@ttu.edu; Alan Sill, adjunct professor of physics and senior scientist at HPCC, (806) 790-7462 or alan.sill@ttu.edu; Igor Volobouev, assistant professor of physics, (806) 742-4752 or I.Volobouev@ttu.edu; Richard Wigmans, Bucy professor of physics, (806) 742-3779 or richard.wigmans@ttu.edu