Discovery at the Large Hadron Collider

  • January 10, 2013 · 7:30 PM

The LHC at CERN is one of the the biggest scientific experiments ever built, and in July 2012 after months of public interest, the discovery of a new particle looking very much like the Higgs boson - responsible for the mass of all fundamental particles - was announced.Professor Jon Butterworth will explain something about the discovery and what it means for physics, and will also discuss how CERN and the scientists coped with the huge popular interest.What are some of the possible implications for "science in public"?
Jon Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London. He is a member of the High Energy Physics group on the Atlas experiment at Cern's Large Hadron Collider

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  • Michael

    Really interesting and entertaining talk and Q&A

    January 11, 2013

  • gammy


    January 11, 2013

  • Craig Carl H.

    SIMPLY STUNNING, awestruck, had an amazing time and met some Lovely, down to Earth people, not withstanding the Proffesor, such a humble guy!!!

    January 11, 2013

  • Richard H.

    Since I've now moved away from manchester down to Cambridge and can no longer get to Manchester easily, any chance this one could be recorded for the web - I'd love to listen and feel sad I can no longer be an active part of GMSS.

    1 · August 20, 2012

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