Free Public Lecture: The Higgs boson

A Higgs boson event from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
Image by ATLAS Experiment © 2012 CERN.

A Higgs boson event from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
Image by ATLAS Experiment © 2012 CERN.

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Friday, 13 July 2012

It's been described as the most exciting discovery in particle physics in almost 30 years.

This month, a University of Adelaide scientist will give a free public lecture about the Higgs boson, the new subatomic particle that has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland.

Dr Paul Jackson is involved in researching new particles at the LHC. Dr Jackson is a lecturer in high-energy particle physics at the University of Adelaide's School of Chemistry & Physics. He is a team leader of the Adelaide group for the ATLAS experiment (one of seven different particle detector experiments at the LHC). He is also a key member of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics at the Terascale.

Dr Jackson will discuss the discovery of this new particle, why it's important, and the huge international teams that have been working to find it.

Presented by the Australian Institute of Physics SA branch, Dr Jackson's lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. A panel of experts will be available to answer questions about the discovery of the Higgs boson and what it means for the Universe as we know it.

WHAT: Free Public Lecture: The Higgs boson, followed by Q&A with a panel of experts
WHERE: Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 7.00pm Tuesday 24 July 2012
COST: FREE - all welcome

 

Contact Details

Dr Paul Jackson
Email: p.jackson@adelaide.edu.au
Lecturer
School of Chemistry & Physics
The University of Adelaide
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Mobile: 0451 166 320


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Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
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