Discovery! The Higgs Boson.

79ba9d4ea5663bf43883d317bf23a267?s=47 Daniel Scully
November 28, 2012

Discovery! The Higgs Boson.

Talk given as a public Christmas lecture in 2012, the year that the Higgs boson was discovered at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. I discussed why we need it, what it does and how it was discovered.

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Daniel Scully

November 28, 2012
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  2. Daniel Scully University of Warwick

  3. The Standard Model

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  7. Standard Model Gravity Electro-Magnetism Strong Force Weak Force

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  11. Symmetry

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  15. Scaling Symmetry

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  20. Symmetry

  21. Amelie Emmy Noether

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  23. Time Energy

  24. Velocity Special Relativity

  25. Symmetry & Mass

  26. Breaking Symmetries

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  28. Breaking Symmetries Hiding Symmetries

  29. Magnet

  30. Magnet

  31. Magnet

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  33. The Theory

  34. The Higgs Field

  35. Fields Temperature of the Universe Energy in the field

  36. Higgs Field Temperature of the Universe Energy in the field

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  41. Demand Proof.

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  43. Name The Theory

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  45. Name The Particle

  46. Name the Particle The Higgs Boson

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  48. Why do physicists call it the God Particle?

  49. Why do physicists call it the God Particle? They don't!

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  51. Discovering the Higgs Boson

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  55. Super-conducting Super-Collider

  56. Super-conducting Super-Collider $2bn (1987) $12bn (1993)

  57. The Large Hadron Collider

  58. The Large Hadron Collider

  59. CERN

  60. 17 miles 14 TeV (8TeV)

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  63. CMS 21.5m Long 15m High 12500 tonnes

  64. 40m Long 25m High 7000 tonnes ATLAS

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  68. Higgs Processes

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  74. Higgs Processes

  75. The Standard Model

  76. The Standard Model & the future...

  77. MATTER ANTI-MATTER

  78. Dark Matter 23%

  79. Dark Matter Dark Energy 23% 72%

  80. Dark Matter Dark Energy Matter 23% 72% 5%

  81. The Standard Model

  82. Daniel Scully University of Warwick

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  84. Billion-Dollar-O-Gram 2009

  85. Billion-Dollar-O-Gram 2009

  86. The Universe Matter: 5% Dark Matter: 23% Dark Energy: 72%

    Dark Matter & Energy
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