Friday 30 Oct 2015: CERN's LHC: First the Higgs boson, what comes next?
Prof. William J. Murray - University of Warwick & ATLAS collaboration
Newman Red 12:30-13:30
The LHC collider at CERN is the highest energy particle accelerator ever built and in 2015 the collision energy was raised to 13 TeV, nearly double that in the first run.
The motivation, design and operation of the LHC are reviewed, as well as some of the experimental challenges in building and running the large general purpose detectors, especially ATLAS. The discovery of the Higgs boson is explained, together with some discussion of its implications. Finally the future goals of the LHC programme will be presented.