2nd July 2012 – Why Do We Need To Find That Pesky Higgs Particle?

We are expecting news in early July about the discovery (or NOT) of the Higgs particle. It would seem a good time to look where science is up to prior to the event and thus be prepared to be able to think of the implications of the announcement (either way, they will be significant). Professor Roger Barlow will lead us through a discussion, looking at The Standard Model – why do we say all matter should have zero mass and what else in current theories would be resolved if we find where it’s hiding?

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