Dr Rob Appleby of Manchester University High Energy Physics department, CERN and Daresbury Cockroft Institute will lead our discussion. He is an accelerator physicist working mainly in theoretical accelerator physics and beam dynamics. He is also involved with the Large Hadron Collider, specifically in the optics, collimation and machine protection for the LHC upgrade.
He is a member of the LHCb experiment, where he is responsible for machine induced backgrounds. His primary research is into the physics of particle accelerators, including beam dynamics and lattice design, and he is involved in the International Linear Collider and Large Hadron Collider projects.
You now know as much as me about the topic – but it does sound intriguing!