Inside the world's biggest experiment

Prof. Jon Butterworth

When?
Tuesday, March 24 2015 at 7:30PM

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76-78 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 3BJ

Who?
Prof. Jon Butterworth

What's the talk about?

The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. But what really is a Higgs boson and what does it do? How was it found? And what will the LHC do next? Professor Jon Butterworth, a leading member of the ATLAS experiment and author of the book Smashing Physics - Inside the World's Biggest Experiment, will talk about all this and more.

Jon Butterworth is also Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL, and writes for the Guardian.