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MITD Dr. James Beacham – Exploring The Dark Side Of The Universe - 4/17/17

Posted: 04-17-2017 08:37 PM
by Riddick
Date: Monday April 17, 2017
Host: Heather Wade
Guest: Dr. James Beacham

Exploring The Dark Side of the Universe

As a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider LHC, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, James Beacham is on the hunt for evidence of new particles — dark matter, gravitons, dark photons, and exotic Higgs bosons among them. Beacham completed his Ph.D. degree at New York University in 2014 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the ATLAS experiment group of The Ohio State University, based in Geneva, Switzerland. His talk, How we explore unanswered questions in physics, was featured on, and he has been a guest on NPR’s Science Friday, and participated in documentaries on the BBC, Discovery and the Smithsonian Channel.