In Search of the Origin of Mass
Date: 15th October 2020
Time: Lecture starts at 19:00
Location: Online [In non-COVID times, lectures are held at LJ1.75, Lennard Jones Laboratories, Keele University, ST5 5BG]
Lecture link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/285761282390671883
Speaker: Prof. Kostas Nikolopoulos (University of Birmingham)
Title: In Search For The Origin of Mass
Abstract: Mass is a concept that we confront in our everyday life. It comes in several forms that are subtly different, but very often it is thought of as a measure of inertia; the property of matter that quantifies its resistance to acceleration. But where does mass come from? In addressing this question, we will discuss what we know and what we are still trying to understand regarding the origin of mass and we will take a journey from experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, to experiments in deep underground laboratories.
These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP.