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Sat Mar 23rd 2024, 11.00am to 12.00pm
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Speaker: Professor Ben Allanach (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge)

Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN have discovered the Higgs boson, the final missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics. In this highly interactive talk, Professor Ben Allanach (DAMTP) will describe how the accelerator and its experiments work generally, and also give more specific details about the discovery of the Higgs boson. Based on this information, he will then help the audience to understand the Standard Model, a highly successful quantum field theory.

Recently though, other experiments in America have brought the Standard Model into question through the possible signs of a new quantum force….

Suitable for ages 12+

More information and how to book

This public talk is organised by the Isaac Newton Institute as part of the 2024 Cambridge Festival. Booking will open in mid-February. For more information and the booking link please see the Isaac Newton Institute website.


Image: Professor Ben Allanach