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What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Lecture by Prof. John Ellis.

June 5, 2017

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?
Lecture by Prof. John Ellis
(King’s College London, UK)

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, is organising a Lecture by Prof. John Ellis titled “What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? “

Particle physicists are trying to answer these questions, posed by the artist Paul Gauguin in a famous painting. The discovery of the Higgs boson apparently completes our understanding of the structure of matter, and may hold clues to where we come from and where we are going. But there are other mysteries, such as the nature of dark matter and the origin of matter itself, which continuing experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider are now studying.

John Ellis currently holds the Clerk Maxwell Professorship of Theoretical Physics at King’s College in London. After obtaining a PhD from Cambridge University and post-doctoral positions at SLAC and Caltech, from 1973 to 2011 he worked at CERN (Geneva), where he was Theory Division Leader for six years. He was awarded the Maxwell Medal (1982) and the Paul Dirac Prize (2005) by the Institute of Physics.

His research interests focus on the phenomenological aspects of elementary particle physics and its connections with astrophysics, cosmology and quantum gravity. Much of his work relates directly to experiment: interpreting results of searches for new particles and exploring the physics that could be done with future accelerators. A proposal he made in 1976 led to the discovery of the gluon in 1979, and he was one of the first to study how the Higgs boson could be produced and discovered. He is currently very active in efforts to understand the Higgs particle discovered recently at CERN, comparing the properties of this particle with the predictions of the Standard Model. He is also now studying possible future particle accelerators, and is known for his efforts to promote global collaboration in particle physics.

Entry Free – Registration Mandatory
Register online- http://bit.ly/2rGsLqR

Thursday | 8th June 2017 | 4:30 PM

Venue:
Chandrasekhar Auditorium,
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Shivakote,
Hesaraghatta Hobli,
Bengaluru 560089

Directions to the Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/jiJdG79SpG72

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