The Higgs boson reveals all!

General interest seminar

The Higgs boson reveals all!

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The Higgs boson reveals all!

Or 'You know what I did this summer...'

On the 4th of July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced the discovery of a new fundamental subatomic particle, with a mass of around 125 GeV, 133 times the mass of the proton.  All current observations point to the fact this particle is the Higgs boson, a particle which explains the mass of other subatomic particles, as was first predicted in 1964 by Edinburgh University Emeritus Professor Peter Higgs.

Our very own Dr Victoria Martin is one of 15 Edinburgh members of the ATLAS collaboration.  She will explain the how the new particle was found, the contributions of the Edinburgh team, the implications of the new particle and what's next for Higgs boson physics with the ATLAS experiment.

Tea and Doughnuts at 16.30.

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Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..

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