In the week that Peter Higgs and François Englert collect this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, the journal Physica Scripta has today published the proceedings from the Nobel Symposium on the “Physics of the Large Hadron Collider” which took place in Sweden earlier this year.
The prestigious annual event brought together a range of speakers to discuss the latest results to come from the Large Hadron Collider program and offer a perspective on the future of particle physics.
The proceedings, which consist of 25 individual papers, include a paper examining the role of big laboratories as key research infrastructures, written by Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN, as well as papers discussing the on-going search for Dark Matter and the important advances in neutrino physics.
Physica Scripta, which is published by IOP Publishing on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has also published a free-to-read article by Roland Allen entitled “The Higgs bridge”, which explains how the discovery of the Higgs boson has placed us on the cusp of a new era of physics.
Peter Higgs and François Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in October for “the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles”, which was recently confirmed through the discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.