University of Pennsylvania Hosts 34th Annual International Conference on High Energy Physics

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604July 29, 2008


As the Large Hadron Collider hums to life, scientists from over 70 countries discuss the future of high energy physics, string theory, black holes and the “God Particle” at the largest, invitation-only physics conference of the year.

ICHEP08 is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University and will include findings and research from around the world, in particular the large data sets from the BaBar Detector, Belle Collaboration, BEPCII/BES3, CLEO-c, HERA, RHIC, Tevatron and, most exciting, first results from CERN.


More than 100 of the world’s leading particle physicists will attend. This year’s public lectures will be given by Edward Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study and Tejinder Virdee of the Imperial College of London and CERN.


Perelman Quadrangle at the University of Pennsylvania, in Houston Hall, Cohen Hall, and Irvine Auditorium.


July 29 to Aug. 5, 2008. Media highlights include:

Sunday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m. Welcome Lecture, LHC Startup and ATLAS Detector

Monday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m. Public Lecture: “What’s Ahead in Particle Physics” and “Discovering the Quantum Universe -– The Large Hadron Collider at Cern”

DETAILS: Visitor and other information and a complete schedule of events is available at