The Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson: Latest news from the energy frontier (23 Oct 2012) by UCL Sound published on 2012/10/29 12:46:36 +0000 Prof Jon Butterworth, Head of Department (Physics & Astronomy), UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences Faculty The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is using proton-proton collisions to explore physics at higher energies than ever before. This is the region where the weak and electromagnetic forces unify, where mass originates, and where a new particle -- looking very much like the Higgs boson -- has just been found. The talk will give an account of the discovery and an update on progress since. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk.