By Hamish Johnston
Earlier this week the Physics World film crew was on Merseyside to document some of the exciting physics done in Liverpool and its environs. Our first stop was a meeting of the NA62 collaboration at the University of Liverpool that was organized by the particle physicist John Fry (above right with our cameraman David Hart).
The finishing touches are currently being put on the NA62 experiment, which will start up at CERN in Geneva next year. The international collaboration running the experiment will focus on making precise measurements of the decay of a charged kaon to a pion and two neutrinos. If all goes to plan, NA62 could find that the decay is not completely described by the Standard Model of particle physics, which could point towards new and exciting physics.
We filmed Fry – along with his CERN-based colleagues Augusto Ceccucci, Ferdinand Hahn and Giuseppe Ruggiero – as part of a video feature on NA62 that will appear on physicsworld.com later this year.
While in Liverpool, we also recorded several videos for our 100 Second Science series on topics as varied as the importance of fundamental research and how to make pear-shape nuclei.
So stay tuned for lots of great new physics videos!