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RAL Lecture: A Personal View of the Higgs Boson

24th July 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Come along to R22 Pickavance Lecture Theatre or join online to hear from Professor Bill Murray, RAL PPD/Warwick, on the subject of the Higgs Boson particle.

Peter Higgs’ conjecture of a radically different fundamental particle led to a fifty-year search which in 2012 resulted in the discovery of a new particle – one which has so far matched precisely the predictions from 1964. What have we learnt about the properties of this new particle and why are particles physicists agreed that detailed studies are the highest priority for the next decades? What does it teach us about the role of mathematics in the Universe?

Prof. Bill Murray will review how the discovery was achieved, and what we can expect to learn about the Higgs boson from the coming years of the LHC. He is a member of the ATLAS collaboration who was closely involved in the first observation, and today is searching for additional Higgs bosons with other masses and couplings.

If you are interested in attending either online or in person, please get in touch below to express your interest.