Public lecture

Dr. Rolf Heuer, the Director General of CERN, gave an inaugural public lecture at the University of Victoria.

DATE: Monday, April 27, 2015

TIME:  7:30 pm

LOCATION:  University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre B150

SPEAKER: Dr. Rolf Heuer, CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland

TITLE: Breaking the wall of the hidden universe - what the discovery of the Higgs boson tells us about Physics, Mankind and the Universe

Abstract: With the start of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, particle physics entered a new era. The LHC will provide a deeper understanding of the universe and the insights gained could change our view of the world, and the talk will present some of the reasons for the excitement surrounding the LHC. The LHC is expected to yield insights into the origin of mass, the nature of dark matter and into many other key questions. This lecture will address the exciting physics prospects offered by the LHC, discuss in particular the recent discovery of the Higgs-Boson, and present a look forward.

Webcast recording of the public lecture.