The Large Hadron Collider - What have we learned and what's next?
Thursday, September 21 2017 at 7:30PM
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North End Social Club
60 Roff Avenue
Bedford MK41 7TW
Prof. Jon Butterworth
What's the talk about?
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva is the biggest piece of scientific kit ever built. It continues to explore the structure of matter at the smallest distances and highest energies. Jon will describe what we have learned from it so far – including the remarkable discovery of the Higgs boson – how we did it, and why it matters. He will also talk about what might happen next…
Speaker: Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL), a leading member of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, will talk about all this and more. The professor has a book out, entitled ‘Smashing Physics – Inside the World’s Biggest Experiment’, an inside account of the CERN experiments and why they are important to us.