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The Decay of the Universe

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19:00 – 20:00 20 Oct 2016
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Room A003,
Ellison Building,
University of Northumbria,
NE1 8ST

Speakers: Prof. Ruth Gregory

The Higgs boson was finally found at the LHC, good news you might think? However, its measured mass suggests that our universe may not be entirely stable! It all hinges on properties of the vacuum. I will discuss how cosmology gives us clues about the vacuum that particle physics is challenged to answer. Then I will briefly outline some of my recent research showing how small relic black holes from the early universe can be catastrophic if our Higgs vacuum is truly not entirely stable.

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Organised by: Institute of Physics, North East Branch
Contact details: Angelina Cooke
northeast@physics.org

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19:00 – 20:00 20 Oct 2016
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