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Large Hadron Collider update

How the Higgs boson was found at CERN, what experiments have been done since, what might lie ahead.

On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced they had each observed a new particle in the mass region around 126 GeV. This particle is consistent with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model.

The Higgs boson, as proposed within the Standard Model, is the simplest manifestation of the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism.

On 8 October 2013 the Nobel prize in physics was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider."

Professor Jordan Nash is an experimental particle physicist who has been involved in experiments at CERN for the last 25 years. He has also worked on experiments at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California and the JPARC facility in Japan.

He leads the team preparing for future upgrades needed for high intensity operation of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is currently collaborating on an experiment designed to look for rare interactions forbidden by the Standard Model of particle physics.

He was head of the High Energy Physics group at Imperial College from 2007-2014, and is currently the Head of the Physics Department at Imperial College.
At this event, come and hear the latest LHC news from someone with firsthand knowledge…


Prof Jordan Nash | talks


Date and Time:

8 December 2016 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Imperial College London
Sir Alex Fleming Building
South Kensington Campus

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