Everyone now knows about the Higgs boson. If you want to know more about the scientist who gave the boson its name, then you have to watch tomorrow’s keynote lecture by Professor Peter Higgs. More than 100 scientists from around the globe are gathering at Swansea University this July, for the 10th International Conference on Strong and ElectroWeak Matter (SEWM2012). One of the highlights is a keynote lecture by Professor Peter Higgs of Edinburgh University, after whom the famously elusive Higgs boson is named. Professor Higgs is also an Honorary Fellow of Swansea University. Peter Higgs’ appearance at Swansea comes in the wake of exciting announcements from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) about the discovery of the Higgs boson. LIVE STREAM: Thursday 12th July, 4-5pm More information on this page. I will be connected, I hope you will connect too!
So exciting! This morning I’ve read the news everywhere on the Internet: The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN today presented their latest results in the search for the long-sought Higgs boson. Both experiments see strong indications for the presence of a new particle, which could be the Higgs boson, in the mass region around 126 gigaelectronvolts (GeV). Can you imagine how it would change our understanding of the Universe? Amazing! You can visit CERN website and for the non-specialists, read this article. You can also read Max Dana’s post about it, she is even more excited than me about the Higgs boson! A proton-proton collision event in the CMS experiment producing two high-energy photons (red towers).This is what we would expect to see from the decay of a Higgs bosonbut it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. © CERN 2012