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16:15 - 17:15 23 October 2015

Life after the Higgs: Where next for particle physics?


Auditorium XLG2 | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Gavin Hesketh, Lecturer, UCL, is a lecturer in the High Energy Physics group, having joined UCL in 2010 as a Royal Society URF. Currently working on the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider, he was previously a CERN Fellow on the CMS experiment, and a post-doctoral researcher with Northestern University working on the D0 experiment at Fermilab, USA. He obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, also on the D0 experiment.

The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, recently restarted after a 2 year break. Smashing protons together at almost twice the energies previously achieved, the data taken next few years may reveal more about the fundamental building blocks of the universe. But, with the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, the theory of these building blocks, the Standard Model, was "completed". So what could we hope to learn next, either at the LHC or elsewhere?


Alaina McGhee
+44(0)20 7679 3943 | a.mcghee@ucl.ac.uk