CERN, RWTH, and the Origin of Mass




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Event celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs particle.


The discovery of the Higgs boson on July 4, 2012 at the major research institute CERN was a scientific sensation. The physics world celebrated the success of a nearly 50-year search, which at times had been quite an adventure. Exactly ten years later, events are being held across Germany to highlight the discovery of the Higgs boson, its significance, and the work that has been ongoing since then. At RWTH Aachen University, the physics department is hosting an exhibition with lectures and discussion under the heading “10 Years of Higgs – CERN, RWTH and the Origin of Mass”.

On Monday, July 4, the evening will begin at 7pm in the foyer of the C.A.R.L. Lecture Hall Center, Claßenstraße 11, with an exhibition. Following that, starting at 8pm in Lecture Hall H02, RWTH professors Robert Harlander, Lutz Feld and Johannes Erdmann will shed light on various aspects of the Higgs discovery. The lectures and the subsequent discussion will be moderated by their colleague Professor Thomas Hebbeker. RWTH Professor Alexander Schmidt is responsible for the organization.

Admission to the exhibition and the lectures is free of charge and registration is not required. Further information on the nationwide day of celebration is available on the 10 Jahre Higgs website.

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CERN, RWTH, and the Origin of Mass