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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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A new theory of the universeNeil TUROK

Observations of the universe on very small and large scales have revealed a surprising economy in its basic laws and structure. In this light, we have attempted to find new, more minimal solutions to cosmology’s central puzzles. Instead of postulating a pre-hot big bang period, such as inflation, we ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Higgs-Maxwell Workshop 2023

Higgs-Maxwell workshops are a series of annual one-day meetings to discuss the current topics in theoretical and experimental particle physics and the prospects for future discoveries. The meeting is organised by the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lancaster, and is held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Edinburgh ...
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

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Daan FrenkelDaan FRENKEL (rescheduled)

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Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB