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16:30 - 17:30 14 March 2012

22nd Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture: Results from the Large Hadron Collider and what they mean


Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre | Department of Physics & Astronomy (link Map)
25 Gordon Street | WC1E 6BT |

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

Speaker information

Professor Jonathan Butterworth, UCL Head of Physics and Astronomy, Jonathan Butterworth has been at UCL since 1995 and is currently Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His doctoral research was on the HERA lepton-proton collider in Hamburg. He has been working on the ATLAS detector at the CERN large hadron collider since 2000, and is currently convening the ATLAS standard model physics group, which published more that thirty papers on the first LHC collision data last year.

Things are moving very quickly at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, with new results coming in every week. This lecture will present a review of why the machine was built, what we have learned so far and what we hope to learn from the data eventually. This will include the status of the hunt for the Higgs boson, thought to be behind the electroweak symmetry breaking and the origin of mass.


David J Miller
+44 0207 679 7152 | djm@hep.ucl.ac.uk