Big bucks for big bosons: Should we still be paying for the Large Hadron Collider?

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 2 June

The Conversation Room

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • CMS Higgs event

    Credit: CERN


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Event description

Victoria Martin, leader of the Higgs boson research team at the University of Edinburgh, will discuss the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs boson and what's the point of continuing to run the world's largest and most expensive experiment for the next decade. This is the second of three guest-curated talks by Michela Massimi.

This event is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust international network 'Kant and the Laws of Nature'


About the speaker

Victoria Martin is a reader in particle physics at the University of Edinburgh. She currently works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

Guest curator

This event is part of a series of talks exploring the laws of nature in the physical and the life sciences, curated by Michela Massimi. She is an expert in Kant, and the intersection between contemporary philosophical problems and scientific practice. 

Others in the series are:

Please note that each event is stand-alone so you can attend as many as you wish.

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