Flamsteed Lecture: Smashing Physics: Exploring the Energy Frontier

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Date and time: 
8 January | 7.15pm
Price: 
This event is for Members of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society Only
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre

The talk will explore our current state of knowledge of particle physics, the so called “Standard Model”, completed by the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012

This gives us a map of the invisible world of subatomic physics. But what does the map reveal, and what lies beynd its limits?

Biography

Jon Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London works on the Atlas experiment at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider. He won the Chadwick prize of the Institute of Physics in 2013 for his pioneering experimental and phenomenological work in high-energy particle physics, especially in the understanding of hadronic jets. He is currently head of Physics & Astronomy at UCL. He writes regularly for the Guardian, and his most recent book "A Map of the Invisible", was published in October this year.