IPPOG Resources Database

David Charlton

Author(s): Goldfarb, Steven, University of Melbourne (AU)

Submitted by: lila.mabiala@cern.ch

Published: September 19, 2011

David Charlton

ATLAS Interview - Dave Charlton, ATLAS Deputy Spokesperson, ATLAS Experiment on the LHC at CERN

Interview with Dave Charlton, Deputy Spokesperson of the ATLAS Experiment. (2010). Charlton is interviewed by ATLAS colleague Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan, USA). Subjects covered include what is done with data collected from ATLAS, what has been found in the data so far, why particles in ATLAS are heavier in mass than in previous experiments and why this is useful, how ATLAS is testing existing models and theories and the potential for new discoveries (e.g. new particles such as dark matter, Higgs particle, unknown particles). Charlton concludes his talk explaining why if this 40+ year science experiment does not see anything is also a good thing as it will prove existing models are wrong, bringing important new learning to science on which to move forward. See video files here: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1257962 Produced by: ATLAS OUTREACH Director: Yves-Rene Kayonga Director: Claudia Marcelloni 4:30 min



Exploring the Unknown (Beyond Known Physics)
Particle Physics and Society
Why Fundamental Research
International Collaboration
People Behind the Science

School Topics

Nature of science
Scientific inquiry and reasoning

Online use


Videos and other links