The Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Discovery and the Big Bang.
Europe Day on May 9th is a cornerstone of European history and as the birthday of the European Union, a celebration of great importance. Nationally and locally, this day is commemorated in many different ways. In contrast to past years, the EuroFest BC Society is planning a scientific symposium in collaboration with TRIUMF on May 9, 2013, with the meaningful title “International Scientific Cooperation between Europe & Canada - The Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Discovery and the Big Bang”. This event will feature discussions about the role of collaborative science and technology in connecting Canada and Europe. The keynote address will feature the spokesperson for the Canadian team at CERN and will highlight the tight partnerships that made the Higgs discovery possible as well as what this breakthrough means for science and society. A formal luncheon will follow accompanied by invitations to tour TRIUMF. Engagement of all European consulates is planned and the event will also feature a live video connection to the CERN Control Room. Last July’s announcement of the discovery at CERN of a Higgs-like boson has been heralded as the breakthrough of a generation if not the century. It wouldn’t have been possible without Canada, and it wouldn’t have happened without Europe. TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics; founded more than 40 years ago, it is owned and operated by a consortium of 17 Canadian universities from Victoria to Halifax. For more information about TRIUMF please visit them at http://www.triumf.ca If you have any questions please see the agenda on the left or email them at europe[email protected]ropeanfestival.ca