2021 Fundraiser

Exploring the Unknown with the Large Hadron Collider and Beyond

with Professor Lawrence Lee

Thank you to our donors and supporters for another successful annual fundraiser at EUREKA! If you missed our virtual Dinner with a Scientist, here is the recording of Dr. Lawrence Lee's presentation. In this fascinating presentation, he discusses his search for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and his new project, ColliderScope, that connects electronic music, particle physics, and visual light!


November 16th, 2021

Professor Lawrence Lee is a particle physicist at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville studying the fundamental building blocks of the universe. Dr. Lee received his PhD in physics from Yale University in 2014 and led research in positions at the University of Adelaide and Harvard University before arriving at the University of Tennessee. Since 2009, he’s been searching for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC is the highest energy particle collider ever built and allows for the study of the smallest elements of nature.

Building on a lifetime passion for music, Lee launched a project in 2019 called ColliderScope: An electronic music project where audio waveforms are used to draw images from particle physics. Turning decommissioned particle physics experiments into musical instruments, he creates a live performance designed as a celebration of High Energy Physics, born from its history. He has performed across Europe and the US, including at major music festivals.

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