Menu Close

IOPConnect

Log in to personalise your experience and connect with IOP.


Hunting the Higgs - Interactive Particle Physics


Speaker: Dr Sam Gregson, Particle Physicist and Science Educator

The discovery of the Higgs Boson was one of the greatest achievements of modern science, but could you have made it for yourself? Join us to find out!

In this unique, comedic, fast-paced, musical and highly interactive show, you will control the legendary Large Hadron Collider and compete against a team of expert particle physicists! You will have direct access to LHC data and be at the cutting edge of particle physics – in fact, you will be particle physicists for the evening. Through a series of physical, mental and app-based games, you will undertake all the scientific steps required to discover the elusive Higgs Boson. The entire process will be guided by Dr Sam Gregson, and accompanied by the musical and comedic stylings of geek pop sensation and “Britain’s Got Talent” contestant, Jonny Berliner!

So, do you have what it takes to hunt the Higgs?

Note: Please bring a smart device for maximum participation

Doors will open at 19:00 for a show starting at 19:30. We expect the show to finish by 21:30. Refreshments will be available before the show starts.  The lecture will be held in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Poynting Physics Building on the University's Edgbaston campus.

The show is suitable for families, students and adults.

You must register for this event - please book your free ticket here.