The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world and the two scientists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, who predicted its existence, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2013. But what is a Higgs boson and what does it do? And how has its discovery changed our understanding of the laws of nature? In his talk, Jon Butterworth, one of the leading physicists at CERN will give an insider's account of the hunt for the Higgs, whilst also addressing these fundamental questions. It is a story of an incredible scientific collaboration, inspiring technological innovation and ground-breaking science.
Registration from: 6pm
Lecture begins: 6.30pm
Expected conclusion: 8pm followed by refreshments
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