News from the Energy Frontier

Prof. Jonathan Butterworth

Wednesday, June 11 2014 at 7:30PM

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Prof. Jonathan 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 (UCL), a leading member of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, will talk about all this and more at our first SitP with a proper science theme.  The professor has a new book out, which will be available to purchase during the event, entitled 'Smashing Physics - Inside the World's Biggest Experiment', an inside account of the CERN experiments and why they are important to us.

Jon has ever so kindly offered to do the event absolutely free of charge, so in turn we are going to offer free entry to all guests at this event, but any donations (used for to cover our promotional expenses and for future events) will be gratefully received.