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Have we discovered the Higgs?

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19:00 – 19:00 22 Oct 2012
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Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
16 - 18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

Speakers: Speaker: Prof Ed Copeland - University of Nottingham.

Speaker: Prof Ed Copeland - University of Nottingham
Non-members welcome - Admission Free - Coffee from 7:00pm
On July 4th 2012 CERN scientists announced that two independent experiments, CMS and ATLAS had detected a new particle of nature. This kind of discovery does not come along all that often and so it naturally led to an explosion of interest in the press and media as well as amongst physicists throughout the world.
Is it the Higgs or something else resembling a Higgs? This talk will explain why a Higgs-like particle is required to complete the standard
model of particle physics, the matter and forces which affect all of us. I will describe the incredible precision and energies associated with the LHC accelerator which allows the amazing detectors like CMS and ATLAS to observe sufficient events allowing the groups to announce this new particle. If it is a Higgs it completes the picture but it brings with it many unanswered questions which we will discuss. If it isn't the Higgs, then what could it be?
Event poster: http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/south_west/sw/calendar/info/file_58628.pdf

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP South West Branch
Contact details: Dr Alessandro Narduzzo Tel: 01225 383324

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19:00 – 19:00 22 Oct 2012
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