The Higgs boson is the last missing element of the jigsaw that is the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
It has been the target of many searches in a range of experiments since it was predicted, but eluded discovery.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the experiments: ATLAS and CMS, were built to finally answer the question: "Does the Higgs boson exist?"
In this talk, I will discuss why the Higgs boson is a central part of the Standard Model of Particle Physics and talk about some of the early searches.
The discovery of a new particle at CERN will be presented and whether this answers the question; "Does the Higgs boson exist?" will be discussed.
Refreshments from 19:00