Ri Discourse: Jon Butterworth - Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and the LHC

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Searching for the origin of mass at the LHC.

Professor Jon Butterworth, member of the High Energy Physics group on the Atlas experiment, provides an overview of his work at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The LHC at Cern is probably the biggest scientific experiment ever conducted involving thousands of physicists and engineers measuring the results of 27km of superconducting magnets colliding protons at unprecedented energy levels.

One of the headline goals is the hunt for the Higgs boson, which is more accurately described as the quest to understand the unification of the weak and electromagnetic forces and the origin of mass - or 'electroweak symmetry breaking'.

In this Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution, Professor Butterworth explores some of the underlying concepts of the LHC and reveals the latest research into electroweak symmetry breaking.

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Talk
Organisations/Partners:
UCL, CERN
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Professor Jon Butterworth
Location:
London, UK
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The Theatre
Published:
2012
Filmed:
2012
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The Royal Institution

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