Department of Physics and Astronomy

Public Events

We run a series of public events during the course of a year, the full details of which you can see below. To access a PDF poster of any of our talks, simply click on the image.

All our lectures are accessible and understandable to all (see our Recorded Lectures page to watch some past evening talks). We usually get between 50 and 150 people attending our evening lectures, with the audience consisting of some of our undergraduate students, practicing and retired physicists, and local school and college students usually making up a third of our audience.

Directions to the University of Sussex campus can be found on our directions webpage, and while we recommend travelling by train or bus to the campus, car parking on campus is free after 5pm.

23 March 2016 IOP talk

Institute of Physics (South-Central Branch) Lectures

Into the unknown - what might we find at the LHC in 2016?

Dr Harry Cliff
Science Museum Fellow, University of Cambridge

WEDNESDAY 23rd March 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Chichester 1 Lecture Theatre,
University of Sussex

Last summer the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful scientific device, began the second phase of its hunt for answers to some of the deepest questions in modern science: what is dark matter? why is there matter in the universe? why is gravity so weak compared to the other forces of nature? why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? In a few weeks' time the LHC will begin smashing subatomic particles into each other with almost twice the energy used to discover the Higgs boson in 2012. In this talk, particle physicist Dr Harry Cliff from the University of Cambridge will look forward to what promises to be an exciting year in particle physics, as the LHC takes us into an unknown world.

Sussex Universe talks

Sussex Universe Lectures

Our Sussex Universe evening lecture programme, 2015/16.

These lectures are given by staff in the Physics & Astronomy department and are aimed at a slightly more advance level compared to the IOP talks - ideal for both A-level students and undergraduate students to attend.