Thursday 29 November 2018 19:30 - 21:00
The CERN particle accelerators near Geneva speed up elementary particles to nearly the speed of light and then let them collide. By doing this scientists and engineers recreate situations that occurred very shortly after the universe was born. These experiments tell us a lot about how our world at the level of elementary particles works. One of CERN's greatest and recent discoveries was the Higgs-particle, for which a Nobelprize was awarded to the theorists who originally proposed this particle some 65 years ago. Sijbrand de Jong will explain the consequences of this discovery for particle physics. Furthermore, he will look forward to where the quest for unveiling the ultimate secrets of nature at the smallest scales may take us next.
Prof. dr. Sijbrand de Jong, is President of the CERN Council and full professor of Experimental Physics at the Radboud University
Moderator: prof. dr. ir. Hans Hilgenkamp, Dean of TNW-faculty and full professor Interfaces and Correlated Electron Systems (UT)
In cooperation with Young Academy@UT
Photo: Maximilien Brice (CERN)