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The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics was established by the University of Edinburgh to seek answers to fundamental questions about the universe. We do this by creating opportunities for researchers and students from around the world to come together to formulate new theoretical concepts, taking us beyond the limitations of current paradigms.


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Higgs Boson Birthday

Did you know that the 4th July is the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson? Peter Higgs is an Edinburgh local and conducted his research at the University of Edinburgh. We are therefore putting on a very special 10th anniversary party. Come and celebrate with us, at ...
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

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International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics 2022

The 51st edition of the ISMD conference series, ISMD 2022, will be held at Atholl Palace in Pitlochry, pictured below. As always, it will bring together physicists from across particle, nuclear and astro-physics for talks and discussions on all aspects and consequences of the strong nuclear force and complex final ...

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Physics by the Lake 2022

Physics by the Lake is the UK national summer school on theoretical condensed matter physics, aimed at PhD students towards the end of their first year. While geared towards UK students, we welcome participants worldwide. It is organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Theory of Condensed Matter group. It ...
  • University of Stirling

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Fifth Plenary Workshop of the Muon g-2 Theory Initiative

The Fifth Plenary Workshop of the Muon g-2 Theory Initiative will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 5th to 9th of September 2022. We currently plan to hold the workshop as a full in-person meeting, and we will continue to monitor the situation of the global pandemic in ...
  • James Clerk Maxwell Building