Welcome to Headingley Café Scientifique!
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place around the world in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.
For general enquiries, email Cafe Sci.
Live Cafes have currently paused as part of the Governments’ measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
But several cafes are experimenting with taking the cafe online.
Headingley Café Scientifique holds regular monthly meetings to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific.
The events are very popular with lively discussion and informative talks. Topics are always relevant, cutting edge and up-to-date. They are often taken from a wider global discussion.
You can also get a drink at the bar at the interval or after the meeting.
All are welcome. The Café is held at The New Headingley Club on St Michael’s Road.
For information on topics please check the Meetings pages for updates or for more information join our email list from the Contact section.
Entry to each event is usually £3
Monday 5th July 2021
Antonella De Santo on “‘The Big Bang Experiment – Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge at the Large Hadron Collider“
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher. Based at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, it recreates conditions similar to those that existed in our universe shortly after the Big Bang. Following the momentous discovery of the Higgs boson, the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is searching for signals from new phenomena beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The talk will be about some of the highlights from this exciting journey.
Professor De Santo became the first female Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex in 2013, having joined the university in 2009 to set up a new research group working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Prior to that, she had taught and conducted research at: Royal Holloway, University of London; the University of Oxford; CERN; and the University of Pisa, where she had also obtained her PhD in the late 1990s, working on the search for neutrino oscillations at CERN. In 2017 Antonella was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
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Meeting ID: 651 120 5379
As usual, there is no meeting in August but we hope to be back meeting at the New Headingley Club in Spetember. Stay tuned!