The Year 13 students were lucky to experience a lecture by Robin Aggleton last week, who’s a PhD student from Bristol and Southampton University in conjunction with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
With the CERN trip approaching I thought it would be useful that we all brush up on our particle physics and to see some of the research work done and how all the different countries come together to make some amazing discoveries. Robin started with an overview of the Standard Model of particles and where our current gaps of understanding leave some amazing physics still to discover.
Robin spent a year working at CERN and shared with us his work looking for more Higgs boson particles and how the detectors he used worked. It was absolutely fascinating and was made easily accessible with the use of “Where’s Wally” and Drake…ask the students.
The school would like to thank Robin for his talk and the effort he put in to produce some excellent resources.