In 2012, the Higgs particle was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In one sense, this marked the completion of the Standard Model of particle physics. But at the same time, the discovery raised new and fascinating fundamental questions about the building blocks of our universe.
Please note that this program will last until 1:40 p.m. It will not be possible to leave the hall earlier.
Is the particle found really the Higgs that was expected? And how do dark matter and gravitational waves fit into the picture? In this talk, Stan Bentvelsen (director of Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics) will review the state of particle physics, the Higgs model, and its actual discovery at CERN. He will also discuss Nikhef's strategy to find new ways beyond our current knowledge of particle physics.
Prof. dr. Stan Bentvelsen is a professor of Collider physics at the LHC at the University of Amsterdam and director of Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics. Together with Frank Linde (his predecessor at Nikhef), he received the Physica-prize for his contribution to the discovery of the Higgs particle with the ATLAS experiment of CERN. He is currently in the lead of the Einstein telescope project; a future mile-long underground observatory to detect gravitational waves (ripples in space-time caused by the acceleration of heavy astronomical objects). The South of Limburg in The Netherlands could be a promising location for this prestigious project.
This program is organized in collaboration with study association Van der Waals (Applied Physics) and is part of their symposium on Physics in extreme circumstances. If you are registering or have registered for the symposium via the Van der Waals website, you don’t need a separate SG reservation for this lecture.
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