Mankind’s greatest achievements have arisen from the curiosity to understand the physical world around. After Newton’s laws of classical mechanics, Einstein’s relativity and Maxwell’s understanding of the similarities between magnetism and electricity, we are now heading for a revolutionary new adventure: exploring the unknown world of the Higgs boson.
Dr. Ivo van Vulpen, Assistant Professor at the UvA/Nikhef, will introduce this particle that is of fundamental importance for particle physics. After having explained the Standard Model and having given some insights into the quest for the Higgs boson, we will also present the very latest results on the Higgs boson from the experiments at CERN and look into the future of particle physics. Is it really a Higgs? And what comes next?
Speaker: Dr. Ivo van Vulpen
Assistant professor at the UvA / Nikhef
Date & Time: Tuesday, 25 September 2012, from 18.00-20.00
Venue: Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098 XG Amsterdam
Room 1.02, Robbert Dijkgraaf Auditorium
Convenors: Arno Bargerbos, Line van den Berg and John Paton
AUC is gevestigd op Science Park Amsterdam