Higgs in Space? Particle physics amongst the stars

Higgs in Space? Particle physics amongst the stars

Since the discovery of cosmic rays in 1912, space has gifted us with new forms of matter that have changed the way we understand our Universe from the ground up. Technological advances mean that we can now perform experiments on satellites and the International Space Station that may help us reach beyond the final frontier of the Standard Model. In this talk, Tom Whyntie will present a brief introduction to extra-terrestrial particle physics – and remember: in space, no-one can dump your beam…

 

About Tom Whyntie

Tom Whyntie is an award-winning particle physicist, author, and science communicator. After completing his PhD at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider on the (as-yet fruitless) search for dark matter, Tom became lead scientist on the CERN@school programme, which offers students the chance to perform real research with CERN detector and computing technology with experiments on the ground, in space, and at the LHC. He is currently STFC Public Engagement Fellow at the School of Physics & Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London.