Pion 70th Anniversary Symposium

13 September 2017, 10.00 AM - 13 September 2017, 8.00 PM

Tyndall Lecture Theatre

The School of Physics will be hosting a symposium exploring the Nobel Prize winning work of Cecil Powell et al, and the impact the pion decay observation has had on modern physics.
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Provisional Schedule:

10:00 - Arrival, Registration and Coffee

11:00 - Welcome, James Annett (Head of School)

11:15 - The Discovery of the Pion at Bristol, Brian Pollard

12:00 - Early Cosmic Ray Research at Manchester, Robin Marshall

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 - The Pion: A Theorists View, Christine Davies

13:50 - The CERN Legacy, TBC

14:25 - Cosmic Ray Physics since Powell, Alan Watson

15:00 - Coffee

15:20 - Nuclear Emulsions since Powell, Akitaka Ariga

15:55 - Particle Physics at Bristol since Powell, Brian Foster et al. 

17:00 - Unveiling of the EPS Historical Plaque, Hugh Brady (Vice Chancellor)

17:30 - Reception

19:00 - Bristol Cream - Fame and Infamy at the Heart of the Atom, Frank Close


Tickets are £35 (£20 for students)

Refreshments, lunch and an evening drinks reception are included in the ticket price. All ticket sales will contribute toward catering and administrative costs. Discounts are available for students.

Refund Policy

As this is a limited-space event, tickets are non-refundable except in special circumstances. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to Lucy Alker (Lucy.Alker@bristol.ac.uk) prior to Wednesday, 6th September 2017. 

Last Booking date for this event 6th September 2017

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