Recipe for a Universe

Mike Hildreth               
Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame 

Dr. Hildreth will give an overview of the Large Hadron Collider project currently being commissioned at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.  He will discuss the enormous machine and the particle detectors that are being readied for the first collisions in 2009.  The focus of his presentation will be on the prospects for physics discoveries that could redefine our perspective on the Universe, such as Supersymmetry, Dark Matter, or Extra Dimensions of Space-Time.  Dr. Hildreth will attempt to convey some of the excitement being felt across the globe as we step into the unknown.