What's outside the universe
Our universe is bizarre. Why is most of the cosmos composed of mysterious dark matter? Why is the Higgs boson so strange? Why do atoms exist? The hottest-and-latest in physics suggests that the biggest puzzles of science could be elegantly solved if our universe were one of a possibly infinite number of parallel universes. But is this a testable scientific idea, or eternally speculative? How do we talk about what’s outside our universe? Join Dr James Beacham, of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, as he explores the edges of knowledge, including CERN’s plans for a colossal Future Circular Collider, and how the future of science, technology, and innovation will be much wilder – and much more collaborative – than we can imagine.
|James Beacham is an experimental high-energy particle physicist at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. As part of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, Dr. Beacham is on the hunt for evidence of new particles -- dark matter, quantum black holes, gravitons, dark photons and exotic Higgs bosons among them -- that could answer the biggest open questions in physics.|