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The Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson

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Join us for the final talk of the term by Dr. Lyndon Evans, the project leader of the Large Hadron Collider. The talk will start 6:45pm on November 29th at the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As always, the talk is free to attend and open to all, and light refreshments will be provided before the talk.

Bio: Dr. Evans was the project leader of CERN ’s Large Hadron Collider Project and is one of the world’s leading experts on particle accelerators and high-energy physics. His advice on the Super Proton Synchotron enabled the discoveries of the W, Z and Higgs bosons at the LHC , and he has played a huge role in the accelerator’s consistent success. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (2010) and appointed Commander of the British Empire (2001) for his contributions. He was also awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize (2013) and the Glazebrook Medal (2013) by the Institute of Physics. He is currently the director of the international Linear Collider Collaboration.

Abstract: The Large Hadron Collider was designed to address some of the most profound questions facing us today, including the origin of mass and the subtle asymmetry between matter and antimatter that is responsible for our very existence. Some of these questions will be discussed briefly followed by a description of the unique features of the design of the LHC that has opened up a new energy regime culminating in its first major discovery, the Higgs boson.

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