In 2019 Peter Higgs will celebrate his 90th birthday and we are planning a year of events to mark this. We are looking forward to a year of varied activities to honour Peter's legacy aiming to engage with scientists, current students, alumni and the wider public.
We have already held a public lecture by Nima Arkani-Hamed and the first "Beyond the Lab" workshop held at the Higgs Centre for Innovation. In March we held the Inaugural Higgs Lecture given by Prof. Gian Giudice entitled "From Higgs to the Cosmos". Tickets for the event sold out and the audience enjoyed a very engaging talk and discussion.
We held a competition to design a birthday card for Peter open to all children at primary school or nursery in Scotland. Entries were judged by Suzanne Higgs, Christoph Englert and Lily Asquith who had a really difficult choice to make. The names of the winners and their entries can be seen here.
A follow-up competition for secondary school pupils was opened to design a poster exploring the impact today of the work of Peter Higgs and four other landmark Scottish physicists. We have also posted a set of resources to all secondary schools in Scotland with accessible information about Scotland's role in recent major physics discoveries including a "From Maxwell to Higgs" leaflet, three issues of the James Clerk Maxwell newsletter and a fact sheet about the gravitational wave discovery in 2017.
Our main event of the year will be a day of celebration on Friday 20 Sept, 2019 where we will enjoy talks recalling the journey to the discovery of the Higgs boson and looking forward to future discoveries in particle physics. Registration is now closed.
Prof. Gian Giudice (CERN) will give the inaugural Higgs lecture.
Abstract: After the success of the Higgs boson discovery, particle physicists are still trying to unveil the many mysteries related ...
We were delighted to receive hundreds of entries to our birthday card competition from schools all over Scotland. Our judging panel was Suzanne Higgs, Christoph Englert and Lily Asquith who ...
Secondary school pupils across Scotland are invited to design a large poster that can be submitted digitally. The competition will close on Friday 6 December. The winners will be announced ...