Large Hadron Collider update

Thursday 8th December 2016 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00

Paul Dauncey, Professor of Particle Physics and head of the High Energy Physics group, Imperial College London

How the Higgs boson was found at CERN, what experiments have been done since, what might lie ahead.

On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced they had each observed a new particle in the mass region around 126 GeV. This particle is consistent with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model.

The Higgs boson, as proposed within the Standard Model, is the simplest manifestation of the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism.

On 8 October 2013 the Nobel prize in physics was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider."

At this event, come and hear the latest LHC news from someone with firsthand knowledge.

Prof Paul Dauncey is head of the High Energy Physics Group at Imperial College London.

Their research addresses basic questions about matter and energy, such as the origin of mass and the observed asymmetry between matter and anti-matter.

Imperial HEP Group members lead many of the current and future international experiments at CERN (Europe), Fermilab (USA), and KEK (Japan). The Group conducts a programme of state of the art detector development and accelerator R&D aimed at the eventual construction of a neutrino factory. In the astro-particle field the group works on providing instrumentation and data analysis for a future space-based gravitational wave observatory. In addition the Group is actively involved in the development of Grid computing technologies required to support large scale distributed data processing by the LHC experiments.

The Imperial HEP Group consists of around 130 people comprising over 20 academics, about 40 research staff, over 30 PhD students plus additional support staff and academic visitors.




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Venue: SAF Building, Imperial College London

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