Dr. James Beacham (2016)
Dr James Beacham is an experimental high-energy particle physicist with the ATLAS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He spends his time sifting through the largest unique dataset in human history, looking for exotic Higgs bosons, dark photons, gravitons, dark matter, extra dimensions, quantum black holes, and answers to the most baffling open questions of science.
Listen to this fun and interesting talk about what it is like working with mankind’s biggest science experiments – and just what does it take to make scientists keep going for years and years, hunting answers where none might be found?
James lives in Geneva and is currently a post-doc at the Ohio State University. He completed his PhD at New York University and misses the bagels back home in ‘The Big Apple’.