Alan Astbury Public Lecture Series

The long road to the Higgs boson and beyond

presentation by Prof. Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, FRS

Imperial College London


Tuesday, April 26. 7:30pm | Bob Wright Bldg, Rm B150*


This free event is presented by the Department of Physics and Astronomy

*a $2 evening parking fee is in effect for all UVic parking lots


The Astbury Public Lecture series aims to bring exceptional scientists and public speakers to the University of Victoria. The series celebrates the contributions of Alan Astbury FRS (1934-2014), including the tremendous role he played in building particle physics research at UVic and in Canada. The inaugural Astbury Lecture was presented by CERN Director General, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, in April 2015.


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The long road to the Higgs boson and beyond

What constitutes dark matter? Are there extra dimsensions of space?

These are some of the fundamental questions being examined by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN. The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 at the LHC constitutes one of the most important scientific discoveries of this new century. It completes the standard model of particle physics.

Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, FRS, one of the founding fathers of the CMS experiment, will describe the journey to the discovery of the Higgs boson and look ahead to the LHC programme over the next two decades.
April-26-16 at 7:30 PM
Attendees: 1 No Charge