11th STOA annual lecture - Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe at CERN:
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 27/11/2012 First transmission: 27/11/2012
Extracts from the keynote speeches during the STOA annual lecture on Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe at CERN.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the European Parliament in Brussels
||Antonio Fernando CORREIA DE CAMPOS (S&D, PT), Chair of STOA, in ENGLISH:
"The presentation focuses on CERN's work and that has led to the discovery of a new particle that adds a new dimension to our knowledge of the origins of our universe"
||Oldrich R VLASAK (ECR, CZ), EP Vice-President responsible for STOA, in ENGLISH:
"This conference is devoted to unlocking the mysteries of the Universe. The fact that we have gathered in Brussels has a symbolic meaning, Europe is currently searching for ways of promoting research and innovation, be it on the basis of Horizon 2020, innovation union or the creation of a European Research Area"
||Rolf HEUER, Director General of CERN, in ENGLISH:
"What can we do in order to study the history of the universe? We can study the large scale, we can look with telescopes in the large scale, but we can also look at the same time into the small scale, and in order to look into the small scale we need a super microscope and an accelerator is nothing else than a super microscope"
||John ELLIS, theoretical physicist, King's College London, in ENGLISH:
"What we are interested in is how matter and anti matter differ, the point here is that antimatter was postulated in the 1920s, discovered in the 1930s, people thought that matter and anti-matter would be exactly equal and opposite, it turns out to be not quite the case. And we're trying to understand why and whether that small difference is possibly linked to the origin of matter in the universe today."
||Steve MYERS, Director of Accelerators and Technology at CERN, in ENGLISH:
"To construct and operate the LHC and the detectors it's an enormous engineering and technological endeavour, which provides huge technology transfers to our European contractors. The LHC operation from 2010 until 2012 has produced enough collisions for the discovery of the Higgs Boson in Atlas and CMS and this is the beginning of the research foreseen for the collider. Our long term goal is to produced around 100 times the number of collisions which we have produced today"
||Francois ENGLERT, Professor Emeritus, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, in ENGLISH:
"The impressive discovery at CERN of a particle which is essentially the scale of Boson provides the direct prove of its correctness and that extends the scientific investigation to some nuclear level and more important perhaps it opens a new vision of the unity of laws of nature because previously we thought of different phenomena could be explained by the same laws, but now we see that different laws are actually fundamentally the same"
||Peter HIGGS, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, in ENGLISH:
There is in super conductors something very analogous to the Higgs Boson in particle physics and it was discovered experimentally for the first time in 1980, long before the recent discovery so this is not really an invention, it is simply a matter of people pointing out what is an implication of a kid of theoretical structure which was already applied in another kind of physics".
||Cutaways (7 shots)