Gr@v Video Seminar - My Life as a Boson - 12 novembro 2012



My Life as a Boson

Peter Higgs

University of Edinburgh


Abstract / Resumo

Professor Peter Higgs played a key role in the development of the Standard Model, our current theory of fundamental physics. The search for the Higgs Boson is the centrepiece of the LHC programme at CERN, and the existence of this famously elusive particle is likely to be confirmed or refuted with data currently being collected, using apparatus partly designed at Bristol. Professor Higgs will introduce the ideas of spontaneous symmetry breaking, and discuss how these developed from their application in condensed matter through the earlier work of Yoichiro Nambu and Jeffrey Goldstone, to the work of Robert Brout, Francois Englert and himself in 1964. The subsequent application of these ideas to electroweak theory will be discussed briefly.


Video Seminar of Peter Higgs at Bristol (UK) - 17/05/2012



12 de novembro de 2012 | 14:30



GAP Room
Physics Department Aveiro University
Campus de Santiago
3810-183 Aveiro, Portugal