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May CAS Meeting

May 4 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

“Looking Inward Rather Than Upward: Using the Large Hadron Collider to Pursue the Mysteries of the Universe”

Professor Chris Neu, UVA Professor of Physics

Chris Neu’s research is in experimental particle physics, studying the tiniest building blocks of the universe and how those building blocks interact. His work is conducted at the Large Hadron Collider, where physicists examine the debris from high energy particle collisions to understand some of the deepest mysteries of this universe: the origin of mass, the nature of dark matter, the abundance of matter over anti-matter, the feebleness of gravity, others. In 2022, he was a recipient of the UVA Research Collaboration Award recognizing his contributions to the CMS experiment at the LHC. In his time at UVA, he has been named a University Teaching Fellow and in 2014 won the Cory Family Teaching Award in the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as Director of the UVA PhysicsBridge program.


The meeting this month will be a Hybrid Meeting.  We will meet in person at the University of Virginia’s McCormick Observatory and the meeting will only be conducted in a Zoom session with Zoom login details sent out to all CAS membership.

Leander McCormick Observatory

600 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904 United States
Free Members and Guests are Welcome!

Organizer – Steve Layman