A former Pisa scholar, Sergio Bertolucci has worked at DESY, Fermilab and Frascati. He was appointed head of the Frascati National Laboratories accelerator division becoming Director in 2002. Before taking over the Directorate for Research at CERN, Bertolucci was already chairing the LHC committee and was a member of DESY's physics research committee. He was also vice-president and a member of the Board of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics. Bertolucci will talk about the investigation of the deepest-held mysteries of our universe at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CERN. "The LHC is probably the biggest and most complex scientific enterprise ever undertaken by humanity", Bertolucci says. CERN is one of the World's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. With some 10,000 visiting scientists, (half of the world's particle physicists) from 608 universities and of 113 nationalities, CERN stands as the crowning achievement in international scientific collaboration.
February 15, 2012 at 8:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute