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Particle Physics in Transition

Wednesday, 11.01.2012 15:00 to 16:00

Speakers: Prof. Max Klein (University of Liverpool)
Place: Lecture Hall of the Institute of Physics, Pod vodárenskou věží 1, Prague 8
Presented in English
Organisers: Institute of Physics

The seminar presents an overview on the physics of elementary particles, a field which by now is a hundred years old. An introduction is given to the Standard Model of particle physics, a quantum field theory on the interactions of quarks and leptons, and to key areas of research which for decades have contributed discoveries and insight, such as neutrino physics, quark-gluon interactions and quark mixing. With the advent of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, a series of new results has been obtained, as on the search for the Higgs boson or for super-symmetry in nature, which will be summarised. The final part of the seminar is devoted to an overview of major accelerator projects for future colliders designed to further explore the energy frontier of particle physics.