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The Quest for the Higgs boson

05 March 2013

higgs boson webOn July 4, 2012 after a 48 year hunt, scientists at Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced they had claimed the discovery of a new fundamental particle consistent with the Higgs boson.

Work continues at CERN to confirm the milestone discovery, which would be one of the biggest and most significant scientific achievements of the century.

A seminar at the Cardiff University School of Physics Colloquium will explore the unanswered questions surrounding the Higgs boson with Professor John Ellis, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Kings College London. The seminar will explore what we know so far; how scientists will attempt to pin down the particle’s identification and the possible implications for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider and future accelerators.

This event is free for staff, students and members of the public and will take place at the Prince Philip Lecture Theatre in North Building on 6 March, 2013 at 4pm. For more information, contact Dr Phil Buckle on

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The Quest for the Higgs Boson