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The Hidden Symmetry of the Standard Model

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18:30 – 19:30 22 Apr 2015
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Room G.33, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6HB

Speakers: Dr Peter Rowlands, University of Liverpool

The Standard Model of particle physics is one of the most successful theories ever devised, tested to the point of destruction many times over during the last forty years. Famously, it has symmetry at its core, but the symmetry is broken in that it requires three different group structures, SU(3), SU(2) and U(1) for the strong, weak and electric interactions. Broken symmetries seem to occur where more perfect symmetries are in competition. Is there a hidden, more perfect symmetry behind the Standard Model, and, if so, why does it appear to us in a broken form?

Talks start at 18.30 with tea and coffee available from 18.00. All are welcome and all our talks are free to attend.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP Manchester and District Branch
Contact details: Dr Christie Theodorakou: christie.theodorakou@christie.nhs.uk

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18:30 – 19:30 22 Apr 2015
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