The view from CERN

Agile Rabbit

Thu 01 Jan 1970






The view from CERN

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The view from CERN: Where do we come from? Where are we going?

In this special launch event of Agile Rabbit, Professor John Ellis CBE from CERN asks the fundamental questions about the Universe and our place within it ~ questions that humans have been asking for hundreds of thousands of years.

Particle physicists address them by studying the fundamental constituents of matter using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, which recreates the conditions in the first fraction of a second after the Big Bang, enabling us to investigate what happened in the distant past and suggesting what may happen to the Universe in the distant future.


John Ellis is a theoretical physicist interested in particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology and quantum gravity. For many years he worked for CERN, the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva. Ellis was among the first to propose how to discover the Higgs boson, which was found at CERN in 2012, and also pioneered the suggestion that the dark matter in the Universe might consist of particles that could be detected at CERN.

Agile Rabbit

Agile Rabbit is a platform that provides special events for the South-West and beyond to focus on ideas, global affairs and the natural and scientific world. The events are set in contrasting venues across the South-West to provide quirky experiences, whilst maximising participation for all communities.

Agile Rabbit is held in partnership with the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter.


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