10 years Higgs

Nikhef celebrates ten years of the Higgs particle

With a public event at De Balie in Amsterdam and a laser show on the highest data tower at Amsterdam Science Park, Nikhef will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Higgs particle in early July. Nikhef played an important role in the discovery of that particle, which is crucial for physics, in 2012.

On Sunday, July 3rd, from 15-17hrs, Nikhef organises a public event about particle research with lectures and music at debate center De Balie in Amsterdam. Performing there will be singer-songwriter Bonnie Kemplay, granddaughter of Peter Higgs, the Scottish theorist who predicted the existence of a Higgs particle in the 1960s. In 2013, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics for this, along with Belgian co-theoretician François Englert.