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The Higgs Boson Discovery: Understanding the Empty Space

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17:00 – 19:00 25 Feb 2014
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Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Hicks Building
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S1 4DT

Speakers: Dr. Stathes Paganis

Tuesday 25th Feb. 2014

5.00 p.m. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield.

Abstract

“The Higgs Discovery: Understanding the Empty Space”
Dr Stathes Paganis
(Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Sheffield)

The 2013 Nobel prize in Physics was awarded to Englert and Higgs for
their work on the Higgs boson which was recently discovered by the
ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN. Unlike the electromagnetic field,
the Higgs field is not zero in empty space. Non-zero quantum field means that the vacuum is filled with energy. Its presence not only provides mass to elementary particles but also explains the unification of the electromagnetic and the weak-nuclear forces. The colloquium will cover the Higgs story, its discovery and the new era of understanding of how this non-zero field was formed fractions of a second after the Big Bang.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Yorkshire Branch
Contact details: John Williams
j.williams@sheffield.ac.uk

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University of Sheffield
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