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'Uncovering the Building Blocks of the Universe': That's the title of a talk to be given by the Oxford physicist Alan Barr at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22nd November, Wallingford School Library.
The search to understand the basic constituents of matter has led scientists to build international collaborations and some of the largest scientific projects in the world. This talk will describe work at the Large Hadron Collider, and discuss what it has already told us and what it might tell us in the future about the world around us.

Professor Barr. of the University of Oxford, is active in communicating physics to the public. As well as television interviews with Sky, ITV and Channel 4 News, he presented a documentary on Large Hadron Collider physics that was broadcast by the National Geographic Channel. He has been involved in a number of school events, including organising visits to the LHC, and has been awarded the Institute of Physics 'High Energy Particle Physics Group' Science in Society Award.

Meetings of the Science Exchange are very informal. Speakers talk for about half an hour, then there is a break for refreshments followed by a question and answer session.  The  support of local company Triaster, Wallingford School and the generosity of speakers ensures that each event is free to attend.  Science Exchange is part of the international network of Café Scientifique.

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