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An Audience with Peter Higgs

Posted 24/06/2013

On 20 June, Professor Peter Higgs presented the story behind the Higgs Boson to a packed McEwan Hall in Edinburgh. Professor Higgs was joined by four generations of Edinburgh physicists in setting out the importance of this discovery.

The panel talked about the inspiration behind the theory and the extraordinary technology and human endeavour that enabled the discovery to be made. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session between panel and audience.

Pictured with Professor Higgs (seated left) are (l-r) Alan Walker, Honorary Fellow and Director of the Particle Physics for Scottish Schools Exhibition; Dr Victoria Martin, Lecturer and Researcher in Particle Physics at the University of Edinburgh; and Francisca Garay Walls, PhD student. Standing (left) is Sir Timothy O'Shea, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh.

Both Dr Martin and Ms Garay Walls work on the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

At the event the RSE displayed its own exhibition, From Maxwell to Higgs.

 

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