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IOP in Scotland Edinburgh lectures

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19:30 – 21:00 11 Dec 2012
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Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

Speakers: Dr Craig Buttar (University of Glasgow)

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

Event type: Event
Organised by: IOP in Scotland
Contact details: Dr Robert R Thomson
Email: r.r.thomson@hw.ac.uk

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Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
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19:30 – 21:00 11 Dec 2012
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