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God particle theory scientist Peter Higgs in Belfast visit


Published 30/04/2013

Physicists have hailed the discovery of the Higgs boson
Physicists have hailed the discovery of the Higgs boson
Scientists at Cern say they have found a sub-atomic particle 'consistent' with the Higgs boson (Cern/PA)

The world’s largest science experiment — the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — and the man who came up with the God particle (Higgs Boson) theory are coming to Belfast.

Members of the public will be able to walk through a full-size replica of a section of the LHC tunnel during the week-long public exhibition hosted by Queen’s University, Belfast.

Over the May bank holiday weekend and for the rest of the week, the exhibition will also feature a lecture from the physicist Prof Peter Higgs, the man behind the Higgs Boson, and Queen’s graduate Dr Steve Myers, who is an engineering director at CERN, the organisation that built and operates the LHC in Switzerland.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dr Myers said: “For many people it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the real-life application of physics and science in such a setting.”

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