May 3 TEDxCERN Simulcast

April 29, 2013

CERN will be hosting a TEDx event, with the theme 'Multiplying Dimensions’, on Friday, May 3, 2013. Even though the TEDxCERN main stage will be in Geneva, we would like to share these ideas at SLAC through a webcast session hosted by nobel prize winner George Smoot, streamed in HD to SLAC's Panofsky Auditorium. The event will be free and open to employees, campus and the public. 

Going beyond particle physics, TEDxCERN will provide a stage for the expression of science in multiple disciplines, unveiling bold, new insights into emerging research and innovations that may fundamentally shape the course of things to come. To learn more about the event, visit the TEDxCERN web page.

Due to the time differences, SLAC will open the auditorium at 7:00am local time and pick up the simulcast beginning at 7:15 a.m., when the second session begins. 


7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. CEST): Second session

  • DNA - George Church, Geneticist
  • "The Beginning of the Universe, For Beginners" - TED-Ed / CERN Animation
  • Gendered Innovations - Londa Schiebinger, Historian of Science
  • "Big Data" - TED-Ed / CERN Animation
  • Science as Voyage - Ian Foster, Computer Scientist
  • "What Happened to the Anti-Matter?" - TED-Ed / CERN Animation
  • How to make a Neural Network in your Bedroom - Brittany Wenger, Scientist
  • Reach for the Stars (Mars edition) - Collège International de Ferney-Voltaire Choir

8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Break

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: What's Next - George Smoot

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. CEST): Third session

  • SESAME: A Scientific Source of Light in the Middle East - Eliezer Rabinovici, Physicist & Zehra Sayers, Biophysicist
  • Consciousness & the Brain - John Searle, Philosopher
  • "What Gives Mass to Fundamental Particles?" - TED-Ed / CERN Animation
  • What the Higgs Might Mean for the Fate of the Universe - Gian Giudice, Theoretical Physicist
  • You're Never Too Young To Be a Research Scientist - Becky Parker, Teacher
  • Particles in Peace - Yaron Herman, Piano & Bijan Chemirani, Percussion

11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: Webcast Wrap Up - George Smoot

No RSVP is required. For information about visiting SLAC, click here.

Questions? Contact Andy Freeberg, SLAC Office of Communications.